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New Years Eve: The (Mostly) Campagne Review

Date: Mon, Jan 18, 2010 Wine Tasting

© Velo Steve Pop the cork, it's the time of year for the bubbly. As we celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next, we like to add a little tingle to the party. I don't know about you but I am always up for anything sparkling. This year, at three different New Year's (or close to) parties I got to try an array of different wines, each with different styles and price points. Cook's Brut - $7 The cheapest sparkling ...

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Boston Wine Expo and Festival

Date: Sat, Jan 16, 2010 Wine Tasting

© Adam Tinworth The Boston Wine Expo is next weekend (January 23-24). And while it is worth visiting, many people end up feeling torn between visiting Boston for the upcoming Expo or picking some other date and attending the Wine Festival there - which is already underway and runs until April. Grub Street Boston has a short guide to help you decide which choice is better for you. One big consideration: Wine media celeb Gary Vaynerchuk will be at the Expo next weekend...

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If you regularly host wine parties opt for a commercial refrigerator for storage

Date: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 Wine Tasting

© paulaloeIf you are someone who likes hosting wine parties regularly then your normal refrigerator would not be able to stack up so many wine bottles. In such a situation you must go ahead and invest in a commercial refrigerator. While buying a commercial refrigerator, the first thing you must consider is the space and design. For home, opt for a portable fridge with wheels. Pay special attention to storage doors, number of shelves and cooling units. Next thing you need to consider ...

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Wine Resolutions for 2010

Date: Wed, Jan 13, 2010 Wine Tasting

© Stewart Its a new year, I'm a year older (and hopefully wiser) and as I drank a cheap White Merlot in a Vegas hotel with a group of girl friends, I thought, "Maybe I should make some resolutions besides the old stand-bys." Every year we want to be better, look better and feel better. But what about drinking better? It may say a lot about me, or at least a lot about me in Las Vegas, that I thought about this but I ...

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Seen that? - Bad News for Bordeaux

Date: Sun, Jan 10, 2010 Wine Tasting

Bad News for Bordeaux Celebrate Wine One minute I'm reading that Bordeaux may have a great year and may actually be able to come back from its depressed market. The next day I read almost totally the opposite. This article from ...

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Wines from Oregon

Date: Fri, Jan 8, 2010 Wine Tasting

© Don Hankins After spending this past weekend in Oregon, I realized there are a number of decent wineries in that area of the United States. All along the coast you can visit cool climate vineyards and taste delicious American wines. Here are some of Oregon's highlights: King Estate: My first experience with King Estate was in Dallas. This classy little French place offered a variety of Ice Wines. The waitress suggested the one from Oregon (Vin Glase 2006). And let me tell ...

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In Search of Bacchus

Date: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 Wine Tasting

© ricardo.martins Jo Diaz recently published a review of In Search of Bacchus ~ Wanderings in the Wonderful World of Wine Tourism, by George M. Tabor. I don't have it yet, but it looks like "must read" book for wine lovers...In Search of Bacchus ~ Wanderings in the Wonderful World of Wine Tourism, George M. Taber delivers not only wonderful tales about his journeys through the wine world, but he also is a great recorder of history for each region, which makes it more rich ...

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Seen that? - Mixing Shiraz and Cabernet

Date: Wed, Dec 30, 2009 Wine Tasting

Mixing Shiraz and Cabernet at Celebrate Wine I was looking for something a little different in the wine isle of the grocery store. Merlot, while I like it, I have to admit is just everywhere, especially when you are looking for a bargain ...

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Ferragamo: from Leather Boots to Fine Wines

Date: Mon, Dec 21, 2009 Wine Tasting

© MrsGooding Ferragamo has moved from high fashion to fine wine, according to BusinessWeek.Don't bother going to a wine store and asking for the new line of Ferragamo wines. The Italian brand adorning $1,600 leather boots isn't on the bottles because the family, being extremely genteel, thinks it in poor taste. Instead it uses names like Il Borro, a Tuscan estate spread over 700 hectares (1,730 acres), with 40 dedicated to vineyards.You can also stay on the vineyard property in Tuscany, where the old ...

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Wine.com has a New iPhone App

Date: Sat, Dec 19, 2009 Wine Tasting

© William Hook Wine.com just released a new iPhone app. And while there are plenty of wine-related apps for your iPhone out there, the Wine.com name behind this one gives it soem credibility that most of the other apps lack.You can research and buy from Wine.com's database of 45,000+ wines, save them to your "cellar" to keep track of what you like and buy, create wish lists and more. The app also provides nifty recommendation lists, such as "90+ Point Rated Wines Under $20."Did I ...

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Seen that? - Sideways Affects Wine Again in 2006

Date: Mon, Dec 14, 2009 Wine Tasting

Sideways Affects Wine Again in 2006 at Celebrate Wine The person who first suggested I watch the movie Sideways described it as "a love story and a wine lesson all rolled into one." And, of course, I love this movie! Paul Giamatti, as ...

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A New Wine: Napa Valley's Calistoga Gets Federal Approval

Date: Sat, Dec 5, 2009 Wine Tasting

septillion The town of Calistoga in Napa Valley has been granted federal approval to use the town's name in label wine grown there, according to The Cellarist.After holding their breath for six years, Napa Valley winemakers can now put the name "Calistoga" on wines made from grapes grown in that historic town, federal regulators have ruled. The decision ends a long slog through regulatory red tape, and completes a crucial piece of the valley's intricate system for labeling its wines — one that stands to make ...

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Wine Prices: Lowering the Ceiling

Date: Thu, Nov 26, 2009 Wine Tasting

paulaloe Decanter had a piece recently on the impact of the recession on wine prices in the US.The era of the US$100-plus bottle may be over as the US recession takes its toll on Baby Boomers' wealth, according to a new report. In the preliminary findings for its 2010-11 Annual State of the Wine Industry Report, Silicon Valley Bank warned that wineries need to adjust...The study found that for most American wine buyers, purchasing a $50 bottle of wine was "permanently out of the question." ...

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Seen that? - Texas Holds Up Wine

Date: Sun, Nov 22, 2009 Wine Tasting

Texas Holds Up Wine at Celebrate Wine Wine shops in Texas are going to have to stick to the law, and the Texas alcoholic beverage Commission is going to make sure they do. That means restrictions on importing wines. From MSNBC: The law ...

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