Wine Blending is For Lovers

A couple weeks ago, my company fled the San Francisco summer fog to Napa for a day-trip offsite. My favorite part was a morning spent at Judd’s Hill Winery Blending Camp.
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Social Snooth Success

Social media works best for things that are inherently, well, social. Music, parties, books, and let’s not forget wine. As I’d mentioned in an earlier post about K&L, discovery is of critical importance for a budding wine lover.
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One Glass a Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Dr. Vino reports
on perhaps the best invention to find it’s way into a SkyMall-type magazine. It’s no ordinary wine glass. Why? It holds an entire bottle of wine.
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Biodynamic: The Rolls Royce of Organic Farming?

If you’ve got an eye to eco-conscious wines, you’ve probably heard of biodynamic wines. But what does it actually mean? My title comes from a description of a wine farmer as quoted in a fascinating 2008 article by SF Weekly exploring the booming trend.

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200-Year Old Champagne Discovered

Vintage is so in.

As ABC reports, Baltic Sea divers just discovered approximately 30 bottles of champagne in a wreck off the Aland Islands northwest of Stockholm. The bottles found 200 feet underwater are from 1780, making it the oldest drinkable champagne.
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An Ode to K&L Wine

As an aspiring wine lover, one of the toughest parts besides the wine hangover is discovery. How do you find good wine?

Walk into an average grocery or alcohol store and you’re met with an overwhelming wall of hundreds of different bottles. How to pick? Most consumers are left to buy what’s pretty looking or priced right.
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Wacky Wine Laws

I’ll admit: I’m a technology optimist. I’d like to believe we humans are getting better at this whole society thing as the years go on (although environmentalists might disagree). But when it comes to the wine industry, it’s tough to be glass half-full. Despite a few refreshing examples to the contrary, wine sales have been hampered by bureaucratic politics, beer/hard alcohol lobbyists, and backwards thinking. US online wine sales in the US are Byzantine at best and impossible at worst.

Take the wonderful state of Pennsylvania. Their liquor review board recently announced that you can purchase wine at kiosks in select grocery stores. Hooray!
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