It’s that time again. Summer is on the horizon, so dust your picnic baskets and pick up some Pinot Grigio. This article on the varietal from The SF Chronicle.
How many calories are in wine? These and other interesting facts on wine are shown in this About.com article.
Washington, home to more than 275 wineries, is planning to start a national ad campaign to change it’s image. Hidden behind the cloud of California wine, these growers do not always get the credit they deserve.
A vacation in Tuscany? But I wouldn’t really know where to go, much less where to stay. Wine Departures is bent on changing that. They are offering 10 all inclusive packages to locations varying from Napa to Paris. The packages include airfare, hotel accommodations, winery tours, and more. The only problem is, they seem to cater to the large touristy wineries, but hey, that’s alright for your first visit in a new place.
The Soap Opera between Helen Turley and husband, and the Bryant Family Winery continues. Robert Parker took the stand in the form of a video message, testifying that he advised bryant to hire Philipe Melka as new winemaker for Bryant in October 2002. That was the same time that Bryant fired Turley from her winemaking duties.
Turley vs. Bryant March 9, 2004 Wine Spectator
For more on this story, read the other Wine Spectator articles
What’s going to happen to Beringer. The troubled end of Foster’s has the new C.E.O. wondering what the right move is with the hurting wine end of his business. Some where the costs of Beringer’s operations needs to be cut. The point is, when you buy a business for over 2 billion dollars, you had better be ready to ride out some time before you receive a return on your investment.
Andrea Immer, you may have seen her TV show on the Fine Living Channel, ar glanced at a book with her face on it at Barnes and Nobles, but there is a lot more to this girl than you may expect. Her riviting story is told by the Miami Herald.
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“WALLA WALLA’S BIG BANG / A remote wine region in both Washington and Oregon hits the charts with a bullet” from the SF Chronicle.
If you were a waiter serving a couple at an upscale restaurant, to whom would you hand the wine list?
Most times, the answer is the man. Even when a woman requests the wine list and orders the bottle, a male sitting at the same table will be offered the first taste, according to wine-industry experts.