Saturday, June 15, 2002

A nice red to begin with ...

"Peter Morice, a wine enthusiast that caught the wine bug 12 years ago when he splashed out on an expensive bottle in a French restaurant found it was a life-changing experience. "Until this point," Peter says, "I simply didn't know wine could be that good.""

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Wine series: red, red wine

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Jerry Halstead: Winemaking

"Homemade wine and champagne"

On Syndic8: Recently approved feeds



New for June 13:

"Wine Spectator"

On Consumer: food and drink



age-worthy Nebbiolos

"Wine Spectator"

On Consumer: food and drink



AWH surfs South West wine wave

"Business News"

On Drinks and Beverages



The Newsletter: Wine production

"Seattle Times"

On Drinks and Beverages



Beer, Wine, Liquor -- The New Health Drinks?

"WebMD"

On Consumer: health



Vineyard plan launched with a bang

"New York wineries has announced plans for a wine-tasting party to raise funds to clear mines and restore once-flourishing vineyards in the Fizuli region of the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan."

On Yahoo! News: Oddly Enough Reuters UK



Evans & Tate to merge with Cranswick Wines

"Evans & Tate Ltd and Cranswick Premium Wines Ltd today confirmed they would merge, creating Australia's eight largest wine producer."

On Sydney Morning Herald



Sub-Equatorial Wines

"Winegrowing regions south of the equator fared quite well in 2002, as you can see in this latest Southern Hemisphere harvest report."

On Wine News



Drinking Wine , Especially White, May Be Good for the Lungs

"A new study may prove to be a breath of fresh air to those who prefer white wine to red. The research, found that white-wine drinkers have healthier lungs overall than nondrinkers, beer or spirits drinkers -- and even those who drink red wine only."

On Wine News



Lured by the label

"Even the quickest pass down a wine aisle shows the major attention wine labels receive. Some are bright, some understated. A few scream at you, others whisper seductively."

On Wine News



Thursday, June 13, 2002

my Wine Database 0.1 First Final

"my Wine Database allows the management ofdata about wine bottles, wine types, and wineproducers. It caters for of multiple locations,such as more than one house, basement,kitchen, or anything else, and is written withPHP and mySQL. The database generationscript is included, as well as support formultiple languages."

On freshmeat.net Newsletter



Wine tasters test their sipping style

"Are you a warm cabernet or a crisp pinot grigio? The folks from ''Wine Brats'' were in town Wednesday night to help 100 people match their personas to their tastes in wine and cheese."

On Miami Herald: Local



Wine play details uncorked today

On The West Online



THE CHRONICLE'S WINE SELECTIONS: Dry Creek Zinfandels

On San Francisco Chronicle



Michel Laroche : "International Wine Investment Fund" se renforce au c...

On Boursier.com - Actualit├ęs Paris



Drop by Drop, Savoring a Spanish Wine Region

"New York Times"

On Spain



Fair launch for Sir Cliff

"To all those who inquired where they could purchase Sir Cliff Richard's first release of his new wine made on his Quinta do Moinho estate on the Algarve, in Portugal - here is the answer..."

On Wine News



Wine Cellar Express - A Time Machine for Wine!

""Aging your wine to perfection in just minutes" is a startling new discovery made by Ms. Jacqueline Peiffer. Simply place your bottle of wine on the specialized magnetic coaster and enjoy the results..."

On Wine News



Prince Charles Defends Wine Corks

"The Prince of Wales highlighted the plight of Spanish and Portuguese farmers whose livelihoods are under threat from the increasing use of plastic wine stoppers."

On Wine News



Screw caps uncork debate over quality, image

"Premium wine is undergoing closure crisis, with vintners concerned about cork scarcity and quality at a time when public perception that wine sealed with anything less than a cork lacks class, while some vintners say it's time the industry thought seriously about sealing bottles with screw caps."

On Wine News



A great future making vinegar

"It was an impulse, a rash act. Common sense and self-discipline would have prevented this disaster. It happened last fall, while doing a story on Delicato Family Vineyards' Juice Days. Every harvest season, the winery sells fresh grape juice to amateur winemakers."

On Wine News



Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Yahoo - Fantasy Camp for Wine Lovers

Yahoo - Fantasy Camp for Wine Lovers

I heartily recommend this for understanding wine. It gave me an appreciation that I still carry with me.

2001 Bordeaux

Dennis D. Groth Elected Chairman of Wine Institute

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

A great future making vinegar

"It was an impulse, a rash act. Common sense and self-discipline would have prevented this disaster. It happened last fall, while doing a story on Delicato Family Vineyards' Juice Days. Every harvest season, the winery sells fresh grape juice to amateur winemakers."

On Wine News



Burgundy bound

"As with so many matters of culture, the French have spent centuries refining the art of wine-tasting. And there may be nowhere better to taste wine than Beaune, the cobblestoned wine capital of Burgundy."

On Wine News



Six Nations Dinner!

"If you love great food and wine then you won't want to miss the collaboration between Scenic Cellars of Taupo and Saints Brasserie on the waterfront at St. Heliers, Auckland. These two have combined to create a stunning menu with matching wines from California and Europe. And you can listen to Glen Corney - Scenic Cellars' wine educator recounting tales from his trips through the US and Europe playing rugby and enjoying good wine!"

On Wine News



Fair launch for Sir Cliff

"To all those who inquired where they could purchase Sir Cliff Richard's first release of his new wine made on his Quinta do Moinho estate on the Algarve, in Portugal - here is the answer..."

On Wine News



An extraordinary tasting of Hawke's Bay wines!

"WINESTATE MAGAZINE presents an extraordinary tasting of Hawke's Bay wines! Come and browse through over 200 wines, tasting any that take your fancy! Date: Wednesday June 19th, at Top of the Town, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Princes Street, Auckland City."

On Wine News



UK: Doctors call for unit labelling

"The British Medical Association (BMA) is expected to call on the government to introduce labeling which indicates the number of alcoholic units contained in beers, wine and spirits and health warnings on the dangers of excessive consumption and the recommended weekly consumption limits."

On Wine News



Napa Valley Wine Auction Raises Over $6 Million for Charity

"The Napa Valley Wine Auction, celebrating its 22nd year, thrilled wine lovers by raising an incredible $6.12 million to benefit more than 25 local Napa County charities."

On Wine News



Not Exactly for the Faint of Palate - by Robert Parker Jnr

"I've been sued for all sorts of crazy things. A Beaujolais producer I had never heard of took me to court for not reviewing his wine. I'm not feigning modesty. I know I'm the most influential wine critic in the world, but to say I can make or break a wine is just not true."

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' Wine Country' booze ban plan

"Hawke's Bay, which calls itself Wine Country, could introduce booze bans. Hastings District Council is beginning a process to ban public consumption of liquor in the centre of Havelock North, and now Napier City Council is looking at similar restrictions"

On Wine News



Drop by Drop, Savoring a Spanish Wine Region

"For years I've been a fan of a particular kind of Spanish wine, a dark, intensely rich red called Ribera del Duero. I remember the first time I tasted it, with a lunch of little dishes of shrimp swimming in a sea of olive oil and garlic; dry, salty air-cured jamon serrano; and wedges of pungent sheep's-milk cheese."

On Wine News



Wine tasting basics: Swirl, sniff, sip ... and spit!

"The best advice wine grape grower Patricia Gelles ever got on spitting was: "Practice in the shower.""

On Wine News



Mills Reef Winery launches Icon Wine

"Mills Reef Winery, one of New Zealand's leading red wine producers, is launching its 'icon' Bordeaux-style wine in the USA market. Elspeth One 2000 is blended entirely from five GOLD medal varietal wines. All gold medals were won at the 2001 Air New Zealand Wine Awards."

On Wine News



Sunday, June 09, 2002

Wine May Become A Kitchen Disinfectant

"Scientists at Oregon State University are working on a new, natural kitchen disinfectant: white wine. Something in the grape has antibacterial properties that kill germs that cause common types of food poisoning, such as E. Coli and Salmonella. It also kills a number of other bacteria that cause illness."

On Wine News



Dynamic team gets behind new $1m wine centre project

"A proposed $1 million wine centre, bar and restaurant near Cromwell will include an auditorium where people will get a virtual tour of Central Otago wineries and an aroma room."

On Wine News



Grecian Turns

"It was the ancient Greeks who introduced the Romans to wine. Over two millennia later, some believe that the world is about to experience a Hellenic comeback."

On Wine News



Rash of vineyard thefts under investigation

"The Napa County Sheriff's department is investigating a series of thefts in Pope Valley that began as long ago as January."

On Wine News



Napa Valley Wine Auction 2002

"Wine Spectator"

On Consumer: food and drink



Drop by Drop, Savoring a Spanish Wine Region

"Along the River Duero, in the Spanish province of Old Castile, are more than a hundred vineyards, all dedicated to the cultivation and production of a dark, intensely rich red wine."

On New York Times: Travel



two Bring Your Own Magnum parties

"Wine Spectator"

On Consumer: food and drink



Wine Sales Growing at 33 Pct

"Korea Times"

On Korea



The Cork People have a web presence

"Home page of the CorkMasters website There's one perfect accompaniment for every wine.Given that Aaron Neville sings songs about the"

On Kung Fu Grippe



Rash of vineyard thefts under investigation

"The Napa County Sheriff's department is investigating a series of thefts in Pope Valley that began as long ago as January."

On Wine News



Dark, blueberry-nuanced Malbec rivals other reds

"Malbec is a grape variety that traditionally assumes the support role in red-wine blends, especially in Bordeaux. Because of its thick skin, Malbec adds color, structure and a wonderful dark berry character to a blend."

On Wine News



More wine research needed, says Massey report

"Wine is good for you but more research is needed to find out why, according to a Massey University report. The report was prepared by the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health at Massey University for the New Zealand Winegrowers group, which released it today."

On Wine News



Supermarket chain reports fall in sales of Argentine wine

"Sales of Argentine wine dropped 16 percent in England ahead of Friday's World Cup clash between the two nations, a supermarket chain said."

On Wine News



New Zealand: Iwi's expensive vineyards now for sale

"Eighteen months after confirming a buy-up of vineyards in Marlborough, Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation is now selling them."

On Wine News



Italy's red wine juggernaut

"It's not easy to find outstanding Tuscan wines at reasonable prices anymore. The many excellent-quality super Tuscan reds, as well as more classic wines such as Brunello di Montalcino and even Chianti Classico, are almost all selling for more than US$40 a bottle nowadays."

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