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Champagne, more than any other wine, is drunk for the label, and if you're trying to make a statement, many of the best-known Champagnes don't really say much. Champagne doesn't exactly have a stellar track record on ecology, even with the unveiling of new (largely self-policed) standards this year. The conventional wisdom [...]
Sat, Dec 20, 2014
Source San Francisco Chronicle
Enjoy simple Spanish pintxos and lots of bubbles as you ring in 2015 [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
Source WIne Spectator News & Features
Champagne’s regional council is to enter talks with the wine critic known as Champagne Jayne over the future use of her name, after the two parties spent three days arguing in court. [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
Source Decanter
A new high-speed rail would cut across Bordeaux vineyards and may threaten the fog behind noble rot [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
Source WIne Spectator News & Features
Bordeaux mayor Alain Juppe may have dented his chances of earning French presidential campaign votes in the Champagne region after reportedly promising to serve more local sparkling wine at official functions. [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
Source Decanter
Chateau Preuillac has become the latest Bordeaux wine property acquired by a Chinese investor, after its owner families decided to sell following two difficult vintages. [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
Source Decanter
Plus, a $100,000 Côte-Rôtie wine heist in France, and Napa viticulturist Herb Lamb dies at 64 [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
Source WIne Spectator News & Features
Essential Jean Luc Thunevin St. Emilion
This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider The article was written by Pascale Bernasse Wine Tours of France with coordination from Leslie Orndoff. Bordeaux is beautiful city. But face it, today, the region is famous for its stunning wines and not the city. While it's fun to visit [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
Source Wine Cellar Insider
Back in October (yeah, I really am about that far behind on things), the scientifically-minded Becca Yeamans-Irwin wrote on her blog about a research study that examined five influential English language wine blogs (including this lil' ol' one right here) using content analysis software called Leximancer. As you no doubt already [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
Source 1WineDude
A leading vine geneticist and others are preserving an old Swiss vineyard with very rare varieties, including Chardonnay's and Riesling's parent [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014
Source WIne Spectator News & Features
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