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JULY 5, 2011 What to call English sparkling wine? [poll]
The mere thought of “English wine may sound like an oxymoron. But 400 vineyards now produce grapes for wine, much of it sparkling. Should British bubbly be called anything other than “English sparkling wine ?
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JULY 8, 2011 New Crosby Roamann Labels Revealed
Criticism sucks. I fucking hate it. Truly. Which means I must be a masochist, because only a masochist would redesign his labels every year. It's not a good way to make money, to be sure, and everyone has their own opinions on wine labels (I should call them theories), and not all of them are kind.
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JULY 6, 2011 Chateau Tellagh Medea Red Wine 2008
Wine from Algeria! Who would'a thunk. Ok, for some reason I may have missed this in Geography class. When I think of Algeria, I think of desert, sand, sun and boiling hot! Just right for growing red grapes, right? Well think again young man(that's me) and go back to school(wikipedia.com).
DR. VINO When a wine fails to age, who’s to blame?
| TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
Can you successfully sue a synthetic cork producer for a wine’s inability to age? Robert Parker suggests so. In the context of a discussion about how 2001 California wines are tasting ten years on, he posted on his web site’s discussion board that synthetic cork producers would have “serious liability issues if the closure is the cause of the “failure of a ten-year old wine. Is there a legal precedent here? I don’t know the case history. MORE >>
A WINE STORY Australian Wine & Music in Williamsburg
| TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
Now this is fun. and so very cool! Social media is presenting the opportunities for wineries to connect with their core audience and also donate profits to a great cause. For example, Wines Australia is hooking up with the Open Space alliance of North Brooklyn (OSA) for the Williamsbug Waterfront concert series taking place this July, August, and September. MORE >>
WHY WINE BLOG Hosmer Winery Cabernet Franc 2008
| SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
Got home from work on this very humid night and just wanted a nicely chilled white wine to sip on while playing on the PC. For some reason, the door on the wine fridge was open and both levels where reading 64F, so I was forced into pulling out one of my reds. And the winner was: a Hosmer Winery Cabernet Franc 2008( $18 ). I did like many of the Finger Lakes '07 Cab/Francs, but this was my first '08 and I was not expecting anything grand after the fantastic red wines of '07. MORE >>
DR. VINO This week in wine – a quiz!
| FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
In honor or “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me bringing their weekly news quiz to the NYT , we offer a news roundup this week in quiz format. 1) According to a new study released, the Napa Valley will be “unsuitable for what by the year 2040? a) Luxury resorts. b) Walnut trees. c) Premium grape growing. d) Honeymoons. 2) Surveillance cameras captured a former sommelier attempting theft, casually walking off with a __ under his arm. a) case of DRC RC ’71. b) Picasso. MORE >>
DR. VINO Where in the wine world are we? Grape elevator edition
| SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011
Given that we had fun with our weekend edutainment a couple of weeks ago, we bring you an encore edition. Last time, it was grapes transported down the steep vineyard via something akin to a ski gondola. This time, we present steep vineyard transportation via something like a dumbwaiter. Where in the wine world do they do that? Hit the comments with your thoughts. Answer and photo attribution to follow. MORE >>
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