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APRIL 7, 2011 Did social media save a winery from bankruptcy?
Facebook and Twitter may contribute to toppling regimes these days. But can social media save a winery from falling into the abyss? A case study is unfolding in France. On January 1, a small wine producer going by the name of “Olivier B. announced on his web site that he was hanging it up.
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APRIL 4, 2011 Cinnabar Mercury Rising 2008
Tonight was one of them nights when Shirley did not feel like cooking, I was not hungry and the NCAA Basketball National Championship was being played. A game I have not missed in 38 years. So, an early dinner of shredded wheat with soy milk and a 1/2 cantelope was paired with a tall glass of OJ.
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APRIL 3, 2011 March Wines - a Laundry List
Here are some wines that I drank in March that did not appear on this blog. The "excellent" group consists of wines that are truly memorable, wines that inspire me to seek out and buy these and wines like them.
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APRIL 6, 2011 great kosher tasting & Vodka uses
For several years now I have attended the Gotham kosher wine extravaganza. I was concerned this year when the tasting was moved from its traditional Sunday afternoon affair to a Wednesday night event. I am happy to say that I got home a few hours ago and it was once again a very well organized [.]. Spirits gotham kosher wine extravaganza vodka uses
DR. VINO NYT op-ed, poison, ethics, sports ‘n Screagle — sipped & spit
| MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011
SIPPED: a big platform. The political and legal issues of direct shipping of wine, specifically HR 1161, got a big airing on today’s op-ed page for the NYT. Hopefully more wine consumers will see the law for what it is thanks to this piece and join the effort to stop HR 1161. SIPPED: more details. Antonio Galloni ‘s recent event, the Festa del Barolo, gave consumers the opportunity to mingle with 15 Barolo producers and taste their wines, old and young, for $900. MORE >>
WHY WINE BLOG Cinnabar Sorcerer's Stone 2008
| SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
Not being a wine connoisseur, I love it when I open a new wine and just fall in love with what I found or what, in this case, was sent to me for tasting. Recently I received a few samples from Cinnabar Winery in the Paso Robles region of California. Tonight I opened the 2008 Sorcerer's Stone, a blend of Zinfandel 85%, Petite Sirah 10% and Teroldego 5% and right off the bat a relationship began. A little smoke and a lot of fruit on the nose. MORE >>
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE An Evening with the Jura Wines of Domaine Ganevat
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
I was lucky to attend a dinner recently at which Levi Dalton poured a large selection of Jean-François Ganevat's wines. Domaine Ganevat is in the Jura, in a town called Rotalier. I could try to describe the estate for you, but I would just be sourcing Joe Salamone's excellent article on the Crush website. In a nutshell - this guy is a thoughtful farmer who makes very small quantities of more than 40 wines. MORE >>
SLAKED Notable New Zins From Ridge
| TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
As my palette has changed and evolved over time -- hopefully for the better -- I've found myself moving away from the sweeter, more full bodied, fruity flavors that I used to enjoy so much. I tell myself sometimes that this is a good thing, that in wine, "all roads lead to Burgundy," that it shows I am progressing to enjoying more elegant wines. Sometimes I think that's all hogwash. Here's why. MORE >>
DR. VINO Green Party gains halt the Mosel bridge project
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
This bridge, which was set to tower over prime vineyard sites in the Middle Mosel: Will remain this: Thanks to Green Party gains at the recent state elections. Read more. Raise a glass of Kabinett! images. green wine MORE >>
- 2000 Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja * SLAKED | TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011