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2011-07-22

  • Is Cabernet Sauvignon’s Hegemony Over?
  • How much wine outside the winery is cooked?
  • Arrogant Frog Hops Into Yellow Tail Niche
  • Drink Like A Woman: Ladies Take The Booze Biz By Storm
  • Is organic wine better for you than regular wine?
  • Almost One-Quarter of Americans Report Binge Drinking in the Past Month
  • 101-year-old birthday girl celebrates with pizza and wine
  • Wine labels: unfathomable, infuriating and intimidating
  • Dom At World Market: Proof the wine biz has changed forever
  • Edible: Make Personalized Wine At City Winery And Brooklyn Winery
  • Wine Pairing: Rules Are Meant to Be Broken
  • 2011-07-14

  • HEY FRANCE! Being Proud of Your Country's Wine Doesn't Mean Anything if You Don't Drink It
  • A Wine Rack...For Your Bike
  • Regional wine labels: Is a wine where it says it's from?
  • The Objectivity of Taste
  • What It Takes To Make Wines Of True Character (With Matt Powell of Draconis)
  • Grower Champagnes
  • Rutherford: As The Dust Settles, Fine Wine Emerges
  • Pla i Llevant: An Island Region of Growing Quality
  • Boisset Applies The Burgundy Touch With Its Winery Acquisitions In California
  • 2011-07-13

  • Enobabble: Debating the "minerality" of wine
  • Popularity takes a toll on pinot grigio
  • Alcoholic beverages in Australia to sport health warning labels
  • Red Wine Counters Effects of Microgravity
  • OZ: Taking Aim at 'Nanny State'
  • Bloodhound works as wine tester
  • Vine grafting: Cabernet, Merlot vineyards become Petit Verdot, Malbec
  • Lompoc Wine Ghetto: Get Your Wine On Alternative
  • Gallo's Growing Barefoot Brand Is No. 1
  • "A good wine costs €150 a bottle ($212.52). A luxury wine starts at €300 ($425)"
  • Rutgers Prof: Rep. Paul Ryan's wine choice speaks volumes
  • Budget cuts and Burgundy: Paul Ryan’s rank hypocrisy
  • So What if Paul Ryan Drank a $350 Bottle of Wine?
  • Wine Loves “Transparency” Until it doesn’t
  • A critique of wine criticism
  • Sonoma County Pinot Noir rebounds
  • Wrong temperature can spoil wine's taste
  • Heat, light can damage your wine
  • Red blends are big for Northwest wineries
  • Rutherford winery and vineyard sold for $40 million - More Details
  • New technology aids fight against wine counterfeiters
  • Tasting Your Brain: Spinning the Wheel of Flavours in Wine
  • High alcohol and global warming
  • Resveratrol-Enriched Red Wines: What's it worth to you?
  • Cheap wines worry doctor
  • Think like Mediterraneans for richer, fuller lifestyle
  • Wine: Don't Tell Me It's Healthy
  • Alcohol consumption guidelines inadequate for cancer prevention
  • A mature approach to tippling
  • First-ever rosé DOCG raises skepticism among Italian wine pundits
  • Champagne Harvest to Start at Earliest Since 1822 on Dry Weather
  • Soave Makes a Refreshing Return
  • 2011-07-08

  • Sweet Wine Drinkers Might Not Wear Panties ... SAY WHAT?
  • Is white wine better for my teeth than red wine?
  • Feral Pinot Noir?
  • Too Much Alcohol in Wine or Too Many Wines with Imperfect Balance ?
  • Drinking wine can increase your life span
  • Still California Dreamin'
  • Alexander Valley Vineyards - Great Family Values and Wine
  • Wine blends back in the mix
  • Why are there 'systematic errors' in wine alcohol labels?
  • Blood And Sweat: Wine And Olive Oil In Italy's Deep South
  • Winemaker Interview: Greg La Follette
  • Final day in Napa ends up in Sonoma
  • Fashionable Bordeaux Without the Fashionable Pricing
  • Brief history of wine
  • Social Cost of Alcohol claims Exaggerated: NABIC
  • 2011-07-07

  • Are Men Afraid of Wine?
  • Napa 'unsuitable' for premium wine in 30 years
  • What a tattoo artist has to teach winemakers
  • Alcohol Slows Digestion But Doesn’t Cause Indigestion
  • Resveratrol May Reverse Diabetes Cognitive Decline
  • Big wines from a small country
  • Bordeaux bubble unlikely to burst
  • England, don’t be shy, be proud of your bubblies
  • William and Catherine sipped Okanagan wines at feast
  • Top Ten Movies Featuring Wine
  • Eight Architecturally Awesome Wineries From Around The World
  • KFC wine pairings: The answer to a question you never had
  • When aging is good
  • 'French' Champagne invented by British doctor
  • It Ain't The Taint That Spoiled Your Bottle Of Wine
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery launches new pink wine for women
  • New Breggo owner, same great wine
  • BR Cohn Winery: A sanctuary to big success
  • Cellar Angels: A win-win-winning way of selling wine
  • How to Fix California Syrah
  • France loses US market share but is most discussed online
  • Wine Writers Aren't the Frauds...It's Marketers
  • Late-season rain may affect quantity, not quality of Napa harvest
  • 2011-07-06

  • Honest wines: Kiwis least likely to understate alcohol levels
  • Wine Labels Lie About Alcohol
  • Malbec and Prosecco, the Americans’ favorite varietals
  • Why I Am Trademarking Pi
  • You're Drunker Than That Wine Bottle Says You Should Be
  • Cheers, take a wine pill
  • The debate on wine writer ethics
  • Wine Judges and their Discontents
  • Great Wine Literature...Or Not
  • When Good Wine Goes Bad
  • When a wine fails to age, who’s to blame?
  • Long Island Risk Takers Reap Rewards
  • Mysterious liquid believed to be wine from Warring States period
  • What we want - ideally - from our American vintners
  • Drinking from the Roots of the Andes in Chile's Cachapoal Valley
  • Wine without Pretense: Wineries can be a tough and dirty business
  • 2011-07-05

  • 14 "Facts" About Drinking: Are You Misinformed?
  • Last Gaul for alcohol, a taste of wine's past
  • Merlot wine for your Schezwan fried rice?
  • God Help Me, I’m A Wine Lover Living In PA!
  • Fast food chains in US begin serving alcohol
  • Nobel-Prize-Winner Feynman on Wine
  • Urban wineries: wine without the vine
  • 2011-03-25

  • Will the weakened Euro affect wine prices?
  • Wine could make allergies worse
  • How to Rate Your Wine - It's All About Drinkability
  • The Key to Aging Gracefully
  • The Mad Scientist of Central Coast Wine Country
  • 2011-03-03

  • Can music make wine taste better?
  • Gallo Recalls Stainless Steel Brandy Flasks, Possible Elevated lead Levels
  • Naked and NZ Winegrowers launch earthquake fundraiser
  • Whole Foods Secures Sought-After 2009 Bordeaux
  • Describing wine: Don't let's whine
  • Fine wine sets a gold standard
  • Roll out the barrel as wine on tap takes off
  • Gallo readies chilled red wine for summer push
  • 2011-03-02

  • Does Being Young and a Woman Equal Knowing Nothing About Wine?
  • Raising a Glass at 23,000 Feet - Without an Airplane
  • Glass of wine a day 'cuts dementia risk'
  • What to Do with Leftover Wine
  • Is Wine Really a Health Food?
  • Argentina: What variety will be Malbec’s successor?
  • Dan Berger: Wine info only a call, click away
  • It's All in the Family for Livermore Winery
  • The Frequency of Usage of Wine Words
  • Sonoma finds its sense of place
  • 2011-02-28

  • Marsupial mix-up: Yellowtail vs Little Roo
  • Red alert over fake wine fraudsters
  • Assessing New World Aglianico and Montepulciano
  • For winemakers, winter not off season
  • 2011-02-24

  • Airline wine: Keep the barf bag handy
  • Winemaker's painstakingly built empire crumbled in months amid recession
  • Argentina: Beyond Malbec
  • More Evidence that Moderate Drinking Is Good for Your Health
  • Wine additives: the biggest problem is your favourite wine
  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild...Watch for the rise of fake wine, Asia's top expert warns
  • Sometimes being hot isn't so desirable
  • Oregon Pinot lightens up
  • Sweet Or Savory? Is That All We Need?
  • Wine 101: Have you tried 'very Old World' wine?
  • From grape tier to wine maker
  • Nightmare in Australia: Grape glut, cheap wine, no growth
  • Is my Carruades a fake?
  • 2011-02-23

  • Ridiculous wine descriptors may reveal more about a bottle's price than its flavor
  • Web and social media come to aid of NZ quake survivors
  • What are you waiting for? Open that wine bottle!
  • Red Wine & White Teeth
  • CDC Says Drinking Moderately May Help Prevent Heart Disease
  • Three ways to use wine scores to drink better wine
  • Wine in Two Words
  • One bottle in four consumed anywhere in the world is imported
  • CDC Says Drinking Moderately May Help Prevent Heart Disease
  • Chile's wine country: a spirit worth bottling
  • Argentinian wines captivate international palates
  • 2011-02-22

  • 5 Worst Wines with Which to Celebrate American Wine Appreciation Week
  • Wine with your pancakes, why not?
  • Wot's in YOUR Wine? Grape juice concentrate and Mega Purple
  • Burgundy Fans Savor $7,000 Reds With Food
  • Gallo to launch chilled red wine
  • Widow's special wine remembers husband who lost battle with Alzheimer's
  • New U.S. Dietary Guidelines promote moderate drinking
  • 8 Health Benefits of Drinking Wine
  • Canada approves 'headache-free' GM wine yeast
  • Champagne decanting: the next big thing?
  • Fascinating, terroir-driven wines
  • 2011-02-21

  • A glass of wine daily helps ward off dementia
  • Chateau d'Yquem...The Sweeter Side of Wine
  • Syrah in My Pinot? A Winemaker Responds
  • Wine, women and the growth of a $194-million industry
  • NJ: Court Decision Could Close Winery Tasting Rooms
  • Chinese wealth helps Italian imports double
  • Jim Ball Vineyards: Attorney to vintner
  • The Four Legal Categories of Wine in America
  • 2011-02-18

  • The Wine Guy: Jesus made it, drank it and so should you
  • In Napa, Where the Downturn Is Measured Glass by Glass
  • Would you invest $200,000 in a wine mutual fund?
  • 13 tools to help you track and manage your ‘tweetlife’
  • The 'Little Grape that Could,' Petite Sirah, Celebrates 50 Years
  • Beaulieu celebrates 110 years with founder de Latour
  • Could wine bars save bankrupt Borders?
  • What is your price point when it comes to wine?
  • 2011-02-16

  • Drinking causes more sleep problems for women than men
  • The 100-Point Scale is Dead, of Pity for Wine Hath it Died
  • Cafe sells samples, then bottles to take home
  • Millennials changing wine's alcohol levels
  • Wine and Spirits- Kosher for the connoisseur
  • Mobile Web More Popular Than Apps Among Mobile Users
  • The state of American zinfandel today
  • 2011-02-14

  • Is U.S. wine too bland?
  • Alexis Lichine's Roguish Revolution in Wine
  • The Yarra Valley wine industry two years on
  • Argentinian wines are there to stay
  • Austrian red wines shine quietly
  • Hungary for Sweet Wine
  • OZ: Devastated Victorians beg for rain to stop
  • Wine's Appeal Simmering in India
  • Analysis: wine merchants vs bloggers
  • Savvy Chinese buyers looking beyond Bordeaux
  • The Growing Need for wine Laws in India
  • Snip by snip, fine wines are made
  • 2011-02-07

  • Scores: The Consumer Doesn’t Care
  • 237-year-old Jura wine sold for 57000 euros
  • Consumers and merchants flock to daily-deal sites
  • The Many Health Benefits Of Wine
  • BBC Spotlight on wine fraud
  • Parker Stops Reviewing Calif Wine, Hands Off Task
  • LVMH: Champagne in short supply
  • 2011-02-03

  • Warning: Alcohol may increase your life expectancy and reduce dementia
  • Baptist and Bootleggers Partner in Dallas
  • Wine tourism comes to the Holy Land (Israel)
  • Liv-exA glimpse of DRC 2008
  • Heart healthy wine tasting in honor of National Go Red For Women Day
  • DRC yields down 40 per cent in 2008
  • Austria tops blind Riesling tasting
  • Birth of a French wine terroir
  • Champagne brings back bling
  • OZ: Storms could spell disaster for grape harvest
  • Wine takes the lead role in an Argentinean TV series
  • 2011-02-02

  • Why wine drinking and monogamy go together
  • Why Trust a Wine Blogger?
  • Battle for alcohol in Muslim Russia is deadly business
  • Put a cork in intimidation over French wine
  • California vintners consider producing sweet wine
  • Mondavi took the path less traveled
  • Europe embraces organic viticulture
  • Facebook Launches Deals Page on Site
  • Pleasant lessons at a Paris wine-tasting
  • Wine Talk: Almost Israeli
  • How to read a wine bottle
  • Figuring out German Grand Cru Wine
  • Israel: Winning wines from the big boys of Binyamina
  • Ready for the Next Argentine Invasion?
  • 2011-02-01

  • Sweet wine comeback entices California vintners
  • Red Wine Rivals Diabetes Drug in Lab Tests
  • Who decides what's organic?
  • Some fats are more depressing than others
  • Red wine polyphenols prevent blood vessel dysfunction
  • Walgreens selling its own brand of beer, wine
  • Champagne in (new) crisis, again
  • Napa vintner felt rumblings of Egyptian unrest
  • Lalande-de-Pomerol estate bought by state-owned Chinese company
  • Slowly but surely, Bordeaux vineyards go organic
  • The next red Kiwi mega star must be shiraz
  • The New Zealand Screwcap Wine Seal Initiative
  • Asia’s first Master of Wine writes book on pairing wine with Asian meals
  • Argentina exported more than Chile and had great impact
  • Apps: Wine Spectator Vintage Chart
  • People Download Lots of Apps, But Many Get Discarded
  • Ratings of popular wine apps reveal a decidedly mixed bag
  • TDA Holds First “Texas Twitter Tuesday” About Texas Wine This Week
  • Bunker Down Like A Bordeaux: Cork Tent Keeps You Protected
  • Judge Judy Spends $100,000 at Charity Wine Auction
  • Aren't screwcaps mahvellous?
  • The American palate is subject to change
  • 2011-01-28

  • How Angelus became James Bond’s choice
  • Pairing Wine and (Couch) Potatoes
  • Twitter co-founder talks about his Fledgling wine
  • Wine in a Freaking Keg!
  • Justin Winery founder says to follow your heart
  • Growing success for the wines of AOC Cahors
  • Britain turns teetotal as 15% say they don't drink
  • Britain's troubled relationship with alcohol
  • Argentina: Malbec consolidating its international position
  • Could Chenin Blanc be SAfrica’s next holy grail?
  • Just For Laughs: Breaking Down "Wine Social Media"
  • How long a bottle of port can stay unopened?
  • Elite sommelier class studies wine
  • Wines that taste like coffee? Weird and wonderful wine notes
  • 2011-01-27

  • China headed for wine greatness
  • Will Boxed Wine Ever Make it in America?
  • Wine List For KFC in China as Colonel Rules Fast Food
  • Wine prices level off
  • Hyatt's House Wine Gets Student-Designed Labels
  • NY: Finger Lakes wineries offer skiing, tobogganing
  • Absinthe legalised in France
  • Innovating in the French Wine
  • Winemaker extols virtues of Chile
  • If you outlaw wine bottles, only criminals will have wine bottles
  • 2011-01-26

  • The best jug wines for Super Bowl parties
  • Chardonnay? Choose Australia, Decanter readers urged
  • "California Champagne" is now illegal, right?
  • The Threat of Intolerance
  • Wine practices that leave a bad taste in your mouth
  • Eco-Friendly Bota Box Launches Line of 500ml Tetra Pak Wines
  • Bordeaux for the rest of us
  • Wine fans can track their collection on Mac with "Wine"
  • Cerruti Cellars Opens New Winery in Oakland
  • Homeowners uncork unused space for wine collections
  • 2009 petits chateaux Bordeaux worth snapping up for later
  • The Wine Investment Fund maintains payouts in double digits
  • ZAP Zinfandel festival matures at age 20
  • Blue Nun to relaunch as 'unpretentious' wine for women
  • Drinking With the Enemy
  • The Lowdown on California Wine
  • Sonoma Valley Olive Season
  • Taste panels elevate California olive oil to world class
  • Zinfandel vines dominate Calif. vineyards
  • Languedoc Roussillon: France’s prolific, budget-friendly region
  • 2011-01-25

  • Lack of Sex Among Grapes Tangles a Family Vine
  • Want rare wine? Buy the winery
  • You Smell Flowers, I Smell Stale Urine
  • Soles4Souls Announces Partnership with flipflop wines
  • Three Thieves wine trio takes to the screen
  • RFID solution introduced to manage wine cellars
  • Wine Myths (and Reality)
  • China's wine production to overtake Australia's in the next three years
  • Who's Drinking Wine? A Look at the Wine Market Council's Latest Survey
  • Wine Store Finds Opening business tough in California
  • 2011-01-24

  • Sonoma's First Certified Biodynamic Winery: what used to be a Pot Farm
  • Grapes to try: Tannat red and Garganega white
  • Michel Rolland stars in new wine film
  • Chile's new cool regions triumph
  • Strength from the Inside: Rodney Strong Pushes On
  • Retirement Brings A Winery Expansion In Temecula
  • Napa Valley Wine Train Dedicates Bridge to Lovers
  • The corkage controversy -- it popped
  • Certifying Wine Writers… Are you kidding me?
  • Chateau Margaux: Toasting the tofu with fine wines as West courts East
  • Dragon's Eye hits the spot as world discovers Chinese wines
  • Sotheby’s Sells Lloyd Webber’s Wines for $5.6 Million
  • Grape wall of China cracks
  • FindWine seeks new wine writing talent
  • Argentina Lures Bankers Dreaming of Owning Their Own Vineyard
  • SAfrica: Wine Industry Goes Ape for Baboons
  • Growing Grapes as Part of a Real-Life Script
  • Liv-ex Cellar Watch - for collectors and enthusiasts
  • A whole meal with Sauternes: Can life be too sweet?
  • 2011-01-20

  • State dinner menu with Hu Jintao: "quintessentially American"
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber wine auction in Hong Kong
  • Snooty? Not Today's Wine Drinkers
  • Is That Case of Petrus Authentic?
  • Alcohol Companies Struggle With Nutrition labels
  • Wine drinkers trending back toward pricier bottles
  • Entrepreneurs target millennial wine drinkers
  • Value of wine investment questioned
  • Fake icewine floods Asian market
  • Second Generation at Ortman Brings Italy to California
  • 2011-01-19

  • Why 100 points by Robert Parker is just his opinion
  • A wine quiz to test your knowledge
  • Authenticity, Millennials and Wine Star at Vino2011
  • When will the food bubble burst?
  • Wine's gold standard
  • Are Small Wineries in Danger?
  • China drinking more and more imported wine - so long as it's French
  • China's cup is overflowing for fine wine
  • Snooth: 5 More Popular Wine Questions
  • Bob Trinchero on the first Sutter Home white zin
  • 2011-01-18

  • A curious tale of fine wine, anthrax, boat scum & stock car racing
  • Aging: Mediterranean Diet as Brain Food
  • How those Friday night glasses of wine could be quietly killing you
  • The ten-dollar wine snob
  • Eco-Friendly Drinking: More Expensive, But Is Organic The Best Wine?
  • Nature, economics and fraud hit icewine producers
  • Pinot Posse corrals Vail-area wine lovers
  • Speaking of terroir, enough is enough
  • Wine: Any brie in the Copper Age?
  • 2011-01-17

  • 6 Rock-Star Wines
  • Food-wine pairing apps: tyranny in your pocket
  • German vintner discovers World War Two wine cache
  • Ruined Wine, invoices land for Australia's biggest natural disaster
  • NZ Sauvignon Blanc Could Be Used in Sunscreen
  • Suddenly it's China's new millionaires who are spending eye-watering sums
  • The Case for More Sweet Wine
  • The BRICs: Suprising Wines of India
  • Sheriff's deputies looking for man who reportedly robbed Paso Robles winery
  • Rabobank opens branch in Sonoma
  • Wines of Argentina declares 'Malbec World Day'
  • The challenge to find a cheaper Argentinian malbec
  • Trader Joe's wine deals get crazier than ever
  • Signing bottles of Andretti wine a treat for Mario on military tour
  • Cork versus screw cap: Cork-loving mold may help end the debate
  • German vintner discovers World War Two wine cache
  • 2011-01-14

  • I'm young and American, but I'm not dumb
  • Three-Buck Chuck Gets Some Competition
  • OZ: 20% of Victorian wine grapes washed out
  • Bordeaux goes organic, China's domestic wine industry faces fraud accusations
  • WA: Plug and glug? Winery hoping to offer car-charging station
  • NC: Popping the cork on Asheville's new women-only wine club
  • Portugal's wine renaissance
  • Residents in Areni Village Savor Discovery of World's Oldest Winery
  • 2011-01-13

  • The Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery (Not big news, but I like the name)
  • When Booze Was Banned but Pot Was Not
  • World wine industry is robust
  • Kuwait Denies Citizen Tortured to Death Over Wine
  • Balkan bottoms up
  • Floods destroy vineyards in Australia
  • Burgundy 2009 first impressions
  • 2011-01-12

  • Drunk scientists pour wine on superconductors and make an incredible discovery + More SavvyTaste News
  • Flying drunk proves fatal for Romanian bird flock
  • Why $35 wines are worth more than $100 wines
  • Profiling Robert Parker's 100 Point Wines
  • Ontario wineries add ice-skating rinks to vineyards
  • The blanding of American wine
  • Little, Brown and Company Releases New Food-and-Drink-Pairing App
  • Mitch Cosentino: Modesto native starts anew
  • Convenience-store wine packs a few tasty surprises
  • Israeli wine wins international praise
  • Denver an 'urban wine destination'
  • Wine investment: gone flat or a vintage idea?
  • Kistler: A Cult Winemaker Tinkers With Success
  • Cambria Estate to be Featured on ABC's The Bachelor
  • Liv-ex Claret Chip Index edges upwards
  • How Evangelicals Lost Their Way on Alcohol
  • 2011-01-11

  • Earliest Known Winery Found in Armenian Cave
  • 2010: The Bordeaux investment story
  • Bordeaux classed growths go fully organic
  • Alex, a Top Wine Restaurant in Vegas, Closes Its Doors
  • Grapegrowers Enlisted to Preserve Species
  • SAfrica: Wine tourism growing in W Cape
  • Take It from the Wine Experts: Skip Sommelier Suggestions and Wine Store Markups
  • Vertical (Not Necessarily Sideways)
  • 2011-01-10

  • Change brewing in organic wine labeling
  • California bulk wines becoming increasingly popular internationally
  • Napa and Sonoma cult wines drawing record prices
  • WA: More on the end of Yakima's 'corkage free zone'
  • WA: Bill would allow wine and beer tastings at farmer markets
  • OZ: Stranded grapes saved by floating Christmas party pontoon
  • Wine fraudsters in China buy up empty bottles
  • Robert Parker vs. Gary Vaynerchuk on HBO
  • New Jersey Wine Country...Wait, What?
  • Portugal’s ’Great Red Hope’ Faces Tough Fight to Beat Cabernet
  • Harem Dining Entices Modern Ottomans to Istanbul’s Tugra Eatery
  • 2011-01-07

  • 2011 to Become the “Year of the Wine Consumer”
  • Test yourself with Pocket Breathalyzer Or App
  • Health scare again highlights fear, faith in taking Communion
  • Matching the Right Wine to the Right Rare Book
  • Dry Weddings Make People Angry
  • Wine for drinking, not owning
  • Where the Bordeaux Bargains Are
  • Wine: Drunken steak and other abuses from 2010
  • Millennials Share Some Of Parents' Purchasing Behavior
  • Chile Sold More Than 185 Million Gallons of Wine in the World to 2010
  • Calif winemaker launches wines in quick-chill, recyclable aluminum bottles
  • Just how cool was Calif's 2010 wine grape growing season?
  • On the battle over "USDA Organic" wine
  • Sunday Alcohol Sales
  • OZ: Throwing of the grape
  • 2011-01-06

  • Locavore concept violates core economic principles
  • Cosentino Winery Re-Opening Planned For End of January
  • Wine, oil prices both driven by economy, study finds
  • The Market for Responsible Drinking
  • The Constitution and Wine
  • German Tax Quirk Gives Prosecco Sales Edge Over Champagne
  • Free The Grapes: 2010 In Review
  • BIVB tastings to highlight climats
  • Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration
  • Why isn't more wine 'organic'?
  • Robert Parker is obsolete, wine is in vogue
  • Lebanese wine: Edgy, exhilarating and drinkable
  • Catalina Island Vineyard Bears Fruit
  • The Lazy Abuse of Wine Scores
  • 2011-01-05

  • Liv-ex fine wine indices finish 2010 on a high
  • Veni, Vino, Visa: A Peek Into The World of Wine Auctions
  • Credit Suisse: Beer and Tobacco Among Top China Growth Sectors. Wine A No-Show
  • Alcohol Flowing for First Time at Some Dallas Grocery Stores
  • Two tremors shaking world wine leadership
  • Passion for South African Village Leads to Wine Importing Co.
  • Freedom of Speech Needed on Alcohol Labeling
  • Dealers Warn of Lafite Bubble as Auctions Double on Asia Demand
  • Buy.com Partners With Wine.com to Launch Wine Shop
  • MD: Push continues for alcohol tax hike
  • Too Many Sommeliers, Not Enough Training
  • China's extravagant drinking habit: By the numbers
  • Figuring wine with weight loss
  • 2011-01-04

  • Mandated Nutrition Labels for Wine–Bad Idea?
  • California Wineries Cope With Cold Snap
  • States intensify fight for alcohol sales
  • Multi-generation farming families contribute to industry sustainability
  • Argentina: The top 10 most sold brands
  • Six Bottles of Wine at $7170 Validates TPG Founder's Bet on Fine Vintners
  • Bordeaux wines to drink and invest in 2011
  • Aussie floods affect wine & food prices
  • Grapegrowers count $180m cost
  • Sour taste for nation's grape growers
  • Fine Wines Made in China ... Or Maybe Not!
  • Vinography Loves Sediment In Wine. You Should, Too.
  • Ice wine sales heat up after recession chilled demand
  • Age does matter
  • A champion of overlooked -- and lower-alcohol -- wines
  • How wine glasses indicate social shifts in ancient Greece over 500 yrs
  • Why all wine lovers just don't get along
  • 2011-01-03

  • Wine Retailers Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
  • Hedge Funder Spends Millions On Huge EuropeanVineyard
  • Wine Trends
  • Sommeliers, Stewards Say Syrah Slow to Sell
  • An English fancy: sell the stocks and buy vines
  • Red wine is good against diabetes
  • Natural Wine: On a Practical Note…
  • Berasategui gets award for dreg-free wine bottle
  • Bordeaux, Asia quantified
  • Joe Bastianich Runs Marathon, Drinks Wine, Loses 50 Pounds
  • Gimme Garnacha
  • XS Where the World’s Largest Bottle of Champagne was SOLD on New Year’s Eve
  • Book Review: Vino Argentino
  • 2010-12-31

  • A drinker's dilemma: How many calories are in this?
  • Free samples at Calif stores can now include booze
  • New Test Can Identify What Grapes Are in Your Wine
  • Beverage Institute criticizes drunk driving checkpoints
  • Champagne Lures Big Spenders Even as Low-End Discounts Abound
  • The ABC's of Liquor Privatization
  • Wine kiosks can't compete with human service
  • Bubbles bubbles: Some toil and trouble — but worth it
  • Canadian Wineries opting out of icewine production
  • Passing the Bar: Brooklyn Winery
  • Wine columnist enlists the help of wine enthusiasts to bottle custom blend
  • Facebook by the Numbers in 2010
  • Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 outperforms gold, oil and equities in 2010
  • 2010 another great year for Texas wines
  • App Smart Extra: Wine-Shopping Apps
  • 2010-12-30

  • NoBids for Cosentino Winery - Lender & Exclusive Investor To Negotiate Private Sale
  • Top Wine Stories of 2010
  • Don't Hate the Franzia: A Case for Boxed and Blended Wines
  • Global Wine Auctions Hit a Record $408 Million in 2010
  • Lobbying group criticizes drunk driving checkpoints
  • Mediterranean diet tied to slower mental decline
  • Spumante vs. Champagne: Battle of the Bubblies
  • Is wine with a proper cork better?
  • Is Napa Valley Cabernet an endangered species?
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