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Value priced screwtop reds

by frajita 1 year ago

Name a few acceptable Merlot or other reds with a screw top under $10.

IMW: Sustainability from the vineyard to the glass webinar, Nov 9, 9AM GMT (free)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

"This webinar is a collaboration with the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), an academic and research associate of the IMW. Our expert panellists will tackle how climate change affects t...

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Bringing wine back from Spain

by Marcinho 20 days ago

My wife and I are heading to Spain in a couple weeks. We’re planning on visiting some awesome wineries in Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Toro and I’m hoping to bring a decent amount of bottles back. O...

Assault with a deadly weapon: Champagne

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . The incident began when a security guard told two people to leave the gaming property grounds. That prompted one of the unruly suspects, later identified as Harrison, to spray the guard wit...

Fribourg awards 100 bottles of wine to residents who turn 100

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"...the current program offers a charitable donation or a voucher for use at a local merchant or craftsman to residents who decline the wine offer, but most 100-year-olds opt for the alcoholic beve...

Wine Cellar in the Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

News on an experiment to store wine in the ocean. interesting comments from Raj Parr on textural changes. The rocking motion would be of concern to me. Also that none of the bottles displayed h...

RIP Jim Clendenen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Sunday night the news of the passing of Jim Clendenen, "The Mind Behind" and founder of Au Bon Climat, began to send shock waves through my circles. Jancis Robinson MW's remembrance of his larger t...

Food pairings with Sauternes?

by damiano 6 months ago

So, I’ve recently enjoyed a magnificent bottle of a Sauternes - and I was floored with how exquisite it tastes! They say it’s a dessert wine, but I opened the bottle around 3PM (easter Sunday) and ...

Buying wine between Lucca and Rome

by Russian 4 months ago

Hi all, on an Italian trip and driving down gradually from Lucca to Chianti and on to Rome before flying back to London. Will have a few days in each place. Any suggestions for good places to buy w...

Half Bottles of White Wine?

by zackly 4 months ago

We have a friend or two who drink white wine. We generally don't drink white wine at home. I frequently open a new 750ml bottle, pour one glass, put the rest in the fridge then, what I don't use co...

Covid loss of smell: End of the nose for wine lovers?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

A year ago, I heard a New Zealand winemaker on a zoom panel discussion mention losing his sense of taste and smell due to COVID-19 during his just completed harvest season. A close friend from a wi...

bottles of wine in restaurants- can minors share?

by cheryl 19 years ago

As I'm graduating High School this June, my parents have offered to take me out to a multi-course restaurant to celebrate (incase anyone is curious, I was thinking of Babbo, in NYC). What I want to...

Where to Buy True Mirin & Shaoxing Wine

by loves2cook82 6 months ago

Looking for the "real" versions, not the cooking versions with added salt or corn syrup. I already know I can't find them locally, but I'm willing to order online if anyone has a link they know is ...

Restaurant Wine Pairings? Yes or No?

by apsyclist 10 months ago

When going to a restaurant renowned for its wine list, do you typically order the wine pairing or select from the amazing wine list? Is it considered impertinent to not to take the recommended pair...

US Courts Deliver Body Blows to Wine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

"Wine lovers took a big legal setback on Tuesday, as a US federal appeals court ruled that a Florida wine shop cannot ship wine to customers in Missouri, even though Missouri stores can. The cas...

Budding Vintners - By Chadsey's Cairns Winery is for sale

by Googs 7 months ago

Sad to see one of the pioneers of The County's wineries retire. I quite liked him and his wines. An opportunity awaits someone with deep enough pockets to take it on. It has every possible ame...

Scherrer Winery: 40% discount + free shipping

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

One of my favorite winemakers, Fred Scherrer, is discounting selected bottles by 40% off regular price with free ground shipping on 12 or more bottles. These are wines that were held back for resta...

Premier Cru owner admits his business was a Ponzi scheme

by ratgirlagogo 5 years ago

Apparently this business has been extremely controversial for years - I'm not a high-end wine person myself, so this is all new to me. But it's such a lurid story I know somebody here must know so...

Bruce Jack on the human & industry cost of Covid-19 in South Africa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

During the pandemic, exports of South African wine have been prohibited. The SA wine industry normally sells 50% of its production abroad. And domestic sales of alcohol are banned as well in an eff...