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JANUARY 23, 2015 RIP SkyMall, purveyor of random wine stuff
Forget the ECB–the big business news of the day is that the parent company of SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy ! Yes, the catalogue found “in the seat back in front of you” that peddled bizarre but somehow captivating objects is on a ground stop that may really be interminable.
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JANUARY 23, 2015 #GoIsrael Treasures
Last month I wrote about my incredible food and wine trip to Israel with a fantastic group of ladies who specialized in the culinary arts, and also happened to be brilliant photographers. In this post, I''m sharing the #goisrael post of Asha who has a very unique and food-oriented view of the trip.
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JANUARY 19, 2015 Herdade do Esporao Alandra Red 2013
From Esporao region of Portugal comes this blend of Moreto, Castelao and Trincadeira, typical Portuguese varietals fermented and aged 4 months in stainless steel tanks. Purple ruby colors, aromas of glycerine and vanilla with substantial tannins, on the palate dark berries, blackcurrants and green pepper with blue fruits and a good finish. A great value for an everyday red wine at $6.99.
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JANUARY 22, 2015 Burg surge: wine auctions 2014
Wine auctions around the world ticked higher in 2014. But auction hammers were coming down the fastest in the US, which surged 26 percent according to data aggregated by Wine Spectator. They report that global wine auctions halted two years of declines to grow at a 4.5%
A WINE STORY Meeting Josh Phelps and Carlo Trinchero of Taken Wines
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
So you know you are really in the Internet era when a winery names itself "Taken" because all "good" domain names are, well, taken. Yesterday I met Josh and Carlo, who both hail from the first families of the Napa Valley. Though it''s natural to assume they are from the manner born, they both had to work hard as teenagers and 20-somethings to prove themselves to their families. Now in their mid-twenties, they are on a mission to get millennials more interested in wine. MORE >>