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NOVEMBER 1, 2013 Schumer backs wine-by-mail, but not enough
Charles Schumer of New York wants the US Postal Service to be able to ship wine and beer. The number three democrat in the Senate made comments this week to roll back a ban on wine and beer shipping that dates to 1909.
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OCTOBER 30, 2013 Hangin 'Em Up, Time To Say Good-Bye. Why Wine Blog's Final Post
After five years plus, I am deciding it''s is time to remove Why Wine Blog from the Web. I can come up with a few phony excuses, but in reality I am just getting bored with trying to find a routine that will allow me to do more activities in my retirement years. I would like to say that I just can''t find anything new to say, but I haven''t said anything new in the last three years.
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OCTOBER 31, 2013 2010 Zagreus Vinica
Deep Burgundy red/brown with a light iridescence. Very fragrant nose of crushed black pepper, mellow veg and very ripe berry. Tight and focused on the palate, does better with aeration.
DR. VINO A visit to Lopez de Heredia
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
I’m in Rioja attending the Digital Wine Communicators’ Conference. I got to stop by Lopez de Heredia, the shrine to fine wine in Haro. As the sun set and the last grapes of the 2013 harvest arrived, Mercedes Lopez de Heredia took a break from her duties to show a few of us around. Because the celebrated winery, a shrine to fine wine, has been around for over a century, it’s not exactly breaking news. MORE >>
A WINE STORY Visiting Val de Vid in Rueda
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
Ah, Rueda! How many times have I read the name of that town, specializing in the Verdejo grape. How many long nights have I spent studying my WSET textbooks, or tasting with fellow students to completely understand the aroma and flavor profiles between Verdejo and Sauvignon blanc, as both are aromatic varietals. So I finally had the opportunity to visit this region (we are talking about a VERY small town) and meet a winemaker from the higher end Val de Vid winery. MORE >>
SLAKED 2009 Dom. Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
Light red rose, garnet color. Tight, very mellow aromatics of tart strawberries, dry herbs and mellow orange/citrus. Very mild brine, rosemary, and sweet and sour cherry flavors. Tasted a but dry and tannic on the first night, buy perfectly resolved after 18-24 hours. Cellar selection! France 2009 Burgundy MORE >>
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE En Rama Sherry
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
A few years ago Equipo Navazos Sherries began to get a lot of attention, and this opened the floodgates here in the US - a new generation of wine lovers became interested in tasting and drinking Sherry. There are many special things about the wines bottled under the Equipo Navazos label. One of them is that the wines are bottled with minimal filtration. Young whippersnapper wine connoisseurs such as myself may take this unfiltered thing for granted. MORE >>
DR. VINO Cue the bogeyman: world wine shortage!
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
Halloween always brings a lot of scaaaaaary stories. But the biggest bogeyman out there in wine news today is the story that the world is running out of wine. Morgan Stanley’s Australian unit has published a report suggesting that global demand risks swallowing the world’s wine. Time to unleash a tsunami of chart-heavy posts and breathless news coverage ! MORE >>
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- 2010 Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli SLAKED | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
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