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JULY 29, 2014 California law allows minors to sip and spit–for credit
Being an undergrad and drinking may appear to go hand in hand. But now they can legally go together in California. Well, sipping and spitting, that is. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a the so-called “sipped and spit” bill last week.
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JULY 31, 2014 Wine of Moldova in NYC
Have you ever had wine from Moldova? The history started in 3000 BC and reached its highest level in the 15th century during the reign of Stefan the Great. Today after a reformed wine law and new investment in modernization, Moldova is ready for prime time.
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AUGUST 1, 2014 Quick takes: Questioning the IMW; rebuffing Resy
“The IMW is little more than an elitist club, accessible by invitation only, designed to keep the riff-raff and rabble out.” ” Such is one nugget in a trenchant opinion column on the Institute of Masters of Wine that appears on Harpers.co.uk.
A WINE STORY Winemaker Lunch with Villa Maria’s Alastair Maling MW
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
Fabulous lunch with Villa Maria winemaker Alastair Maling MW at this very excellent West Village restaurant called Piora, where a variety of the winery''s different wines (from a variety of estates it owns in various regions) were paired with each of the four courses. Of course, you probably equate Sauvignon Blanc with New Zealand - most people do. Yet the region is increasingly known for its fine Pinot Noir as well as Chardonnay. MORE >>
A WINE STORY Tasting Notes Week of July 29, 2014 2011 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet
| TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
2011 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet. Very excited to try this new vintage from Faust, which is the creation of Agustin Huneeus who created Quintessa, with Charles Thomas in charge of winemaking. The wine is rich, smooth, and quite delicious with blackberry fruit and incredible elegance and finesse. Coombsville - where the winery is located - is Napa Valley''s newest appellation located in the eastern foothills south of Atlas Peak. MORE >>