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Dr Vino's wine blog: Wine class at Schoolhouse
How about some wine classes to shake off the winter blues (wait, what winter? It’s 70 degrees!)? I’ve been doing a series of wine classes at Schoolhouse at Cannondale, a new American restaurant in Wilton, CT. Chef/owner Tim LaBant–friend of the blog–has been running some cooking classes and I’ve been doing some wine classes on […] The post Wine class at Schoolhouse appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.
jamie goode's wine blog: The wines of British Columbia, Canada: diversity and purity
This seminar at the Vancouver Wine Festival looked at the diversity of wines coming from British Colombia, and followed on from a previous session focusing on some more of the region’s wines. I was on the panel, which was very well led by Canadian wine journalist Treve Ring, and which included Rhys Pender and terroir [...]
jamie goode's wine blog: Video: the Mornington Peninsula wine region
I’ve just published two films on my Mornington Peninsula adventures, with an introduction to the region. The two parts go together, and feature many of the key winegrowers who have helped put this region on the map as Australia’s premier for Pinot Noir (although Tasmania may dispute this. Part 1 – in order of [...]
Grape Wall of China: The Grape White North | Emilie Steckenborn on Canadian wine in China
By Jim Boyce | I recently posted about Clear Lake bringing a new wave of Canadian wine to China. Last week, the company held a ...
Grape Wall of China: Moisten Your Lung! | Some classic wine labels from China
By Jim Boyce | A sparkling wine for a Communist icon. A blend of Cabernet and cabaret. Labels that give a playful twist to Penfolds, ...
Reverse Wine Snob®: Campelo Vinho Verde Branco – Fresh and Fruity
The fizzy and fun Campelo Vinho Verde Branco. 50% Loureiro, 20% Trajadura, 20% Avesso and 10% Arinto from Vinho Verde, Portugal. The wine has residual sugar of 5.0g/L. This review is brought to you by Vinho Verde Wines. The Campelo Vinho Verde Branco is available for as low as $4! Imported by Sarmento’s Imports. Sample […] The post Campelo Vinho Verde Branco – Fresh and Fruity appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.
Grape Wall of China: Shanghai wine retail | Alberto Fernandez of Torres China / Everwines
By Jim Boyce | I recently talked to a bunch of trade people for a Shanghai retail story in Meininger’s Wine Business International. We could only ...
Grape Wall of China: Shanghai wine retail | Campbell Thompson of The Wine Republic
By Jim Boyce | I recently talked to a bunch of trade people about the Shanghai retail scene for a story in Meininger’s Wine Business International. ...
jamie goode's wine blog: Niepoort’s Clos de Crappe: an unusual, remarkable wine
You can’t put Dirk Niepoort in a box. He’s not your standard winemaker. Who releases a wine called ‘Clos de Crappe’ with the description ‘technically a disaster’? (See above from the Niepoort website.) As Dirk explains in the film below, Clos de Crappe was originally a wine made with a view to producing a slightly [...]
Grape Wall of China: Curd up | Vinotheque event to feature wine, 20-plus cheeses
By Jim Boyce | Attention wine and cheese fans: the Kerry Hotel in Beijing is hosting a tasty event tonight at its bar Vinotheque. According ...
Grape Wall of China: Pure Discovery China | New Zealand wine road for Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai & Guangzhou
By Jim Boyce | Four cities in continental China will be part of a New Zealand “road show” this year that, not surprisingly, features plenty ...
jamie goode's wine blog: Canadian wine at the Vancouver wine fest: sparkling wine
There’s a buzz around sparkling wine at the moment. Sparkling wine sales account for 11% of global wine sales and this market is growing by 4.5% annually. And it’s something that Canada has a talent for, with its cool climate wine regions. Of late there has been the beginnings of something special here in Canada. [...]
Grape Wall of China: Wine job openings | Marketing, sales positions at DIVA China
By Jim Boyce | Beijing-based DIVA China, one of 15 worldwide offices in the Bordeaux-based DIVA network that connects producers with distributors and retailers, has ...
Reverse Wine Snob®: 90 Plus Cellars Lot 128 Gran Vino – A Grand Tour of Taste
The 90 Plus Cellars Lot 128 Gran Vino, the GT version of red blends. BULK BUY! 40% Tempranillo, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 5% Graciano from Navarra, Spain. The wine is aged in new French oak for a year and another year in bottle before release. This review is brought to you by 90 […] The post 90 Plus Cellars Lot 128 Gran Vino – A Grand Tour of Taste appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.
The Wine Economist: What’s the Big Deal about Supermarket Wine Sales in British Columbia?
What’s the big deal about British Columbia supermarket wine sales? It is a very big deal in some circles because the stakes are higher than they might seem. Here’s my analysis of the situation. >>><<< Supermarkets are an important wine sales vector in the United Kingdom and most but not all U.S. states, so many consumers take […]