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NOVEMBER 30, 2011 Is wine gluten-free?
The NYT had a lengthy piece about the impressive growth in the market for gluten-free foods, driven in large part by the wider diagnosis of celiac disease and gluten allergy in this country. Is wine gluten-free? The short answer is: yes. Wine is made from grapes, not grains.
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DECEMBER 1, 2011 Facts About Tailgaiting
While recuperating from another ulcer problem, I've been doing very little on the blog and less on the wine tasting. Looks like I'll be back in a few days.
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NOVEMBER 30, 2011 Croft Pink Porto
To most of us here in the states Port wine is traditionally reserved for the holidays or a special occasion. Originating in 1588 in Portugal, Croft is now producing a Rose Port that goes beyond tradition.
DR. VINO Who’s threatening us now? “Coffee experts”!!
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
In a profile of Aida Batlle , a coffee grower in El Salvador, The New Yorker blows the lid on coffee’s imitation of wine. Check out all these ways how they are threatening us now: * using word “terroir” * rise of estate labeling. * a focus on harvesting good fruit. existence of a barista guild certification. MORE >>
SLAKED 1994 Dom. de la Vieille Julienne CdP *
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
Light to dark ruby with significant bricking and amber color. After opening the nose runs from musty to fully floral with candied pear notes. Predominantly stewed plum, with mild tang then truffles, savory, and wet earth notes. This is silky but adds tannin as it breathes - best to decant. France chateaneuf du Pape 1 star 1994 MORE >>
DR. VINO If the Euro melts down, would euro wine go up?
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
Although markets have rallied this week, the collapse of the euro is the topic du jour. Mike Steinberger talked with some players in European wine and found that none had a particular plan for handling a collapse. Fair enough: such a cataclysmic event would hold lots of uncertainty and dislocation. And we all know what happens to the best laid plans of mice and men… But that doesn’t stop us from armchair speculation! MORE >>
DR. VINO Burgundy visits – how much time does a critic take per domaine?
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Coincidentally, two American critics are tweeting from their Burgundy visits right now. The critics are Antonio Galloni of Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate and John Gilman , who publishes The View from the Cellar. Galloni offered this information from his trip on Twitter: Nine visits per day, needless to say, would equal about 30 – 45 minutes per visit. So I asked how much time he spends at each domaine. MORE >>
DR. VINO Madrid, tragedy, Yao Ming, Masa BYOB — sipped and spit
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
SIPPED and SPIT: saber rattling. Jim Budd posts more revelations about Pancho Campo and Jay Miller, including emails involving a $31,000 tasting for the wines of Madrid that the regional body could not afford. On his web site, Robert Parker threatens to sue over the recent revelations. Jim Budd pushes back against such a prospect. SIPPED: tragedy. A blogger views the events transpiring in Spain through the lens of Aristotelean tragedy. But how does it end? koskeloonwine ]. MORE >>
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