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JULY 12, 2012 Pimp my ride: La Gramiere’s wine truck
La Gramiere’s wine tasting truck (see inlay of truck before Amy pimped her ride). Have you eaten lunch or ice cream from a food truck and thought there was something missing? I have. Where’s the wine truck? It has been found in the south of France. Amy Lillard, an American who is living the dream of making wine in the Rhone under her La Gramiere label, recently posted a picture to Facebook of her newly refurbished wine truck.
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JULY 13, 2012 Writing Tasting Notes is not Easy.
It's hard to write a valuable tasting note. By valuable I mean a note that might help a reader actually understand something about the wine. I certainly haven't figured out how to do it. I used to try to include descriptors, and sometimes they still make it into my notes. But now instead I try to describe the style of the wine and offer something of an evaluation of its parts: is it light, medium, or full bodied? Is it balanced or not? Is there depth on the midpalate?
DR. VINO Second Cheapest Wine
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
A chuckle-worthy video from the folks at CollegeHumor.com. “Impress your friends with a year that’s not the current year because–trust us–that’s good.” ” dining MORE >>
DR. VINO Liver battle: French politician says “non” to California wine
| FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
California banned the sale and production of foie grasas of July 1. Now, a politician in the heart of a foie gras-producing region of France is hitting back: by calling for a boycott of California wine …Ooh, that will bring the industry to its knees!! As silly as it is to boycott foreign coal in Newcastle, as it were, this is the first time that I recall American wine as the object of a foreign boycott. MORE >>
DR. VINO Brad Pitt NOT to star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar
| MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
On May 3, the British blog bordeaux-undiscovered.co.uk published an entry stating that Brad Pitt was to star in the movie version of The Billionaire’s Vinegar. On May 4, thedrinksbusiness.com picked up the story , citing no sources, adding that David Koepp is directing and the movie is set to be released this fall. On May 8, Decanter.com, rehashed the same details , citing no source. MORE >>
DR. VINO Bluff the reader challenge!
| TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
With apologies to Peter Sagal and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! today’s wine news roundup is presented in the form of a bluff the reader challenge. Today you are playing for Steve in St. Helena, CA. Spot the one fake story below, and I’ll write the footer for Steve on all his outgoing email messages! A) It’s not news that the Chinese love of wine has been growing. But what is news is that the Changyu Pioneer Wine Co. MORE >>