Spilled Shiraz UPDATE

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July 25, 2011

 

Australian winemaker Sparky Marquis isn’t crying over his spilled shiraz.

Well, at least not in public. Here’s a lovely video he and wife Sarah of the Mollydooker winery in Australia’s McLaren Vale region made thanking friends and supporters for their iqoptions India concern following last week’s forklift accident that destroyed about $1 million worth of shiraz. Read more »

Spilled shiraz

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July 22, 2011
Spilled shiraz

A most unfortunate accident in Adelaide, Australia has wiped out about $1 million worth of fine shiraz. Australian press are reporting that a forklift loading cartons malfunctioned, sending 462 cases of wine crashing to the ground. The wine was 2010 Mollydooker Velvet Glove, which can sell for around $180 a bottle in the U.S....
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Craving cava

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July 21, 2011
Craving cava

A lot of us view bubbles as bipartisan _ there’s French Champagne and then there’s all the rest. But a little exploration can open up whole new worlds of sparkling sensations from German Sekt to Italian Asti and Prosecco to Hungarian Pezsgo. OK, I haven’t actually tried that last but I could not resist...
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Mexican-American Vintners

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June 30, 2011
Mexican-American Vintners

A new group has launched in wine country, the Napa Valley Mexican-American Vintners Association. This is a nonprofit group with the aim of promoting its members wines and supporting the community’s efforts through marketing, scholarships, etc. Founding members include Alex Sotelo Cellars, Fernando Candelario, Ceja Vineyards, Encanto Vineyards, Maldonado Vineyards, Mi Sueño Winery, Rios...
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Santa Cruz Century

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July 19, 2011

Stuck inside today? Me too, but I did get out recently to pay a visit to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a seaside amusement park that combines modern thrills with retro charm.

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Temperate tempranillo

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July 14, 2011
Temperate tempranillo

Happy Bastille Day from sunny Spain, where it has, in fact, been cool and damp, at least in the north. Travel tip: The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain stupid visitor who didn’t think she needed to pack a rain jacket. But I digress. Day Two of my trip to Spain took...
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Making a meal of Madrid

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July 12, 2011
Making a meal of Madrid

Paris may be a moveable feast, but Madrid is the place to satisfy a literary appetite, Why do I say that, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. I’m in Spain this week visiting Frexeinet wineries with a group of wine writers and in honor of the occasion, I downloaded “The Sun Also Rises,” on...
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A royal good time?

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July 7, 2011
A royal good time?

You’ve probably heard that Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to put it formally, are visiting California this week, which is causing a moderate flurry of excitement. But it doesn’t look like much of a vacation to me. No Disneyland, no wine country, no Homes of the Stars! tour,...
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Like cooking? Like winter? Really, really like winter? I may have just the job for you. NANA Services, which manages operations and food services at the McMurdo research station in Antarctica has posted a job opening for a chef. Evidently researchers are interested in the science of gastronomy along with astrophysics, medicine, etc. The...

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