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MAY 13, 2011 Henschke Hill of Grace says goodbye screwcap, hello Vino-Lok
The 2008 vintage of Henschke Hill of Grace has not yet been released. But when it comes out, the wine that is arguably Australia’s finest single-vineyard wine, and priced at around $500, will be sealed with neither screwcap nor cork; It will be closed with Vino-Lok.
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MAY 9, 2011 The New “Vidal-Fleury” Revolution …
Imagine yourself in Ampuis in 1781. This is a tiny town in the Northern Rhone, famous for its red wine made from Syrah and white from Viognier. Joseph Vidal-Fleury, the founder of Vidal Fleury, was an important grower and negotiant. Today this is the Rhone valley's continuously operating winery.
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MAY 10, 2011 No Wine?? No Way!!!
I mentioned in my last post that I have been dealing with an ulcer issue. It's something I've had for about 20 years and seems to come and go whenever. This time it has been hanging around for a little longer than usual, so tomorrow I get scoped to see what's going on.
DR. VINO Scan wine flash sale sites, at a glance
| MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
A surplus of wine in the past couple of years has led to closeouts, which, in turn, has led to the proliferation of daily deal wine sites. But there are now so many that it can be hard to keep up with them all. Thus the new site winehoarder.com. Still in beta, the site aggregates offers from the leading “ flash sale sites. Beyond detailing the sales, the site also offers various “social features, such as voting up the deals and discussion boards. MORE >>
A WINE STORY Wine&Spirits Top of the List 2011 Seminars
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
Joshua Greene with Movia owner/winemaker pointing. topic: natural wine movement. Wow, talk about a wine education! While everyone else was enjoying the delicious wine at the Top of the List Tasting, I was attending three fabulous seminars with the luminaries in the wine world. Santorini Beyond Greece. W&S senior editor Tara Q. Thomas lead an exploration of wines from the Greek island of Santorini with Kamal Kouiri, wine director of Molyvos and Scott Carney, beverage director of Junoon. MORE >>
VIGNA UVA VINO A Taste of Italy in Astoria
| SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011
If you're in the New York Metropolitan area this coming Thursday, The Wine Society of Queens will be presenting its first meetup event. A Taste of Italy in Astoria Thursday May, 12th 6:30 to 8:30 For our first event we will meet up in Astoria, Queens at Jolson's Fine Wines and have a wine tasting, a few nice wines to sample and a little time to get to know each other. MORE >>
WINE TASTING GUY Toast of the Town & am I becoming a wine snob?
| THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
Once again I had the good fortune of attending the Wine Enthusiast Toast of the town. This was my 4th year, but this was the first time I attended as a vendor as opposed to as a journalist (OK, blogger). In a new location (Avery Fisher Hall instead of Koch Theater) within NYC’s glorious Lincoln Theater, [.]. Israel Wine Wine STUFF wine tasting barkan Toast of the Town MORE >>
DR. VINO This wine rox!! #tastingnotes #grammar #scores
| THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
Which of these two fictitious wine reviews is more likely to make you want to buy the wine? Aromas leap from the glass, redolent of a barnyard packed with cattle after a summer rain, interwoven with a hint of desiccated blackberries. The mouthfeel is about as smooth as sandpaper, the new oak accosts your palate as if you met it alone in a dark alley. MORE >>
- Gerard Bertrand Portfolio Tasting: Premium Languedoc Rousillon Producer Now in U.S. Market A WINE STORY | TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
- Wine Lullaby BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE | TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
- Madoff cellar, fines, Craiglist, “made in China” — sipped & spit DR. VINO | WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011