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Moscato d'Asti

Italian wine<p>Wine type<p>DOCG<p>Decree of institution<p>14/11/1977<p>Gazzetta Ufficiale<p>20/01/1978 nr. 20<p>Yield<p>1,000 t/km²<p>Maximum grape yield<p>75.0%<p>Alcohol by volume …

French hospital to open wine bar to cheer up terminally ill

PARIS (Reuters) - A hospital in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand is to open a wine bar where terminally ill patients will be able to enjoy a “medically-supervised” glass or two with their families.<p>“Why should we refuse the charms of the soil to those at the end of their lives? Nothing justifies …

A Beginner's Guide to Italian Wine

More Wine Basics<p><i>All About French Wine »<br>How to Spot 7 Common Wine Flaws »<br>Cheese & Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet »<br>How to Stock Your Wine Fridge »<br>All About Port »<br>Wine Books: Sommelier Picks »</i><p>During my semester studying abroad in Florence, my favorite restaurant was a tiny place tucked away just around the …

The curry quandary: How to pair wine with Indian food

Of all the popular food-and-drink combinations out there, few seem more intuitively sensible than Indian with lager. The food is spicy, the beer is cold. And, hey, they have breweries in India. In curry-mad England, the pairing is as emblematic of the nation's gastronomic identity as tea and …

As Wine Culture Gets Older, the Sommeliers Get Younger

Several years ago I slipped quietly into the back row of a professional wine tasting, took a seat, and began to wonder if drinking wine contributes to hair loss. Every head in front of mine was balding. Seemingly everyone else in the room was 50 years old or older. It is hard to imagine this …

Greetings from Planet Facebook

<i>You blink and open your eyes to a fantastic new sun above your head. You're lying in a field of tall grass, but in the distance you hear sounds of machinery. The city. As you lay there, a blimp begins to float into view, its bulbous shape painted in the striking cherry red and stark white ripple of</i> …

Floating skateboard ramp installed on Lake Tahoe for pro-skater Bob Burnquist

This skateboarding ramp floating over the clear waters of Lake Tahoe was put together in just four days by design-and-build team Jerry Blohm and Jeff …

ALBERTO FORTIS - "FRAGOLE INFINITE" - live@BMF 2010 - con Rolando Giambelli

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Wine + Life: How To Talk About Wine

<i>Wine + Life is an ongoing series addressing real-life questions about wine — from how to find a wine you like, to how to open a bottle, to how to talk about wine (the subject of today’s post). Have an idea you’d like to see addressed? Please leave a comment at the end of this post!</i><p>It’s the …

New Costa cruises spotlight Mediterranean food and wine

Cruisers can make pasta, sample various kinds of olive oil and learn about coastal wines on five Costa Cruises sailings this spring, during the Italian line's Mediterranean Food Festival.<p>The 11-day theme cruises on the 1,600-passenger neoRiviera will feature seminars, cooking demonstrations, …

How To Win In Wine Without Losing Your Shirt, Part One

<i>This is the first in a series that explores business models in the wine industry. Here we look at the category of urban wineries.</i><p>The image of a winery as a self-contained system — where there is a winemaking building and cellar, surrounded by vineyards where the grapes are grown — is more unique …

The wine business is ripe for disruption, and this man is doing it

“There are only two important people in the wine business—the winemaker and the wine drinker. Right now, they’re both getting screwed.”<p>Rowan Gormley doesn’t mince words. The founder of Naked Wines, part venture capital firm and part wholesale buying club, has little time for the wine industry’s …

Shocking: The French are drinking flavored wines (red lollipop! peach!) and loving them

The French have gotten into fruit-flavored wines in a big way. As if news of declining consumption of wine overall wasn't enough, drinkers in France are snatching up bottles of <i>rosé pamplemousse</i> (grapefruit-flavored rosé) and rosé mandarin or black currant at an ever-growing rate.<p>Sales of flavored …

U.S. wine exports uncork record revenue for fourth straight year

SACRAMENTO -- Wine exports from the United States, mainly from California, generated a record high revenue of $1.55 billion in 2013, the Wine Institute reported.<p>It was the fourth record in a row for foreign sales when ranked by value, the San Francisco trade group said.<p>Total sales, 90% from …

Why does the Vatican drink so much wine?

Here's a full-bodied statistic that needs a really good swill. Vatican City consumes more wine per head than any other country.<p>According to the California-based Wine Institute, the tiny state's populace averaged 74 litres of wine each in 2012. Assuming they drink the standard size, that's around 98 …

Water Charity for the World

Every rainy season, you will pump water out of your basement, and as long as that water stays clear of your house, you are okay with it. But, have …

Coming Soon To A Wine Near You: Ancient Amphorae

Terra cotta amphorae, hand-crafted into shapes and styles known since antiquity, are the latest innovation in experimental winemaking. And they’re coming soon to a wine near you.<p>Andrew Beckham is the unlikely yet ideally-suited leader of the movement in the US. He is a high school ceramics teacher …

Languedoc wine route: top 10 guide

The wild Corbières region of the Languedoc, France, is now home to good-value quality wines, and some alluring places to eat and sleep, too<p>Tucked away in a triangle between Narbonne, Perpignan and Carcassonne, the Corbières region is one of the wildest, most unspoilt parts of the Languedoc. From …

Pol fights 'House of Cards' wine line

Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) is inviting the makers of the Netflix original series “House of Cards” to join him at Long Island’s vineyards and taste for themselves whether the wine truly “tastes like piss.”<p>The invitation was in response to a recent episode of the show in which the House majority whip …

The Top 5 Wine-Consuming Countries in the World Per Capita

Sure, if you look at the California Wine Institute list of top wine consuming countries in the world it may come up with the usual suspects: France, Italy, and the United States. But if you organize that list by wine consumption per person, there are some very surprising results. Countries like …

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What Did Wine Taste Like Thousands of Years Ago?

Nasty, with underlying notes of totally gross. A typical wine from ancient times would have had a nose redolent of tree sap, giving way to a salty palate, and yielded a finish that could only charitably be compared to floor tile in a public restroom. Unfortunately, outlets like Wine Spectator and …

Virginia Wine Country Inns and Lodgings

01 of 10<p>A stately four-seasons resort on 5,000 acres in the Allegheny Mountains, The Omni Homestead has activities to suit just about every interest. …

Tat Chao's Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

Canadian designer Tat Chao gives old, damaged and unwanted wine glasses a new life as energy-efficient LED lamps! Chao detaches the bases from wine …

9 Reasons You Should Feel Great About Spending Valentine's Day With A Bottle Of Wine

Valentine's Day can be a less-than-thrilling holiday when you're riding sans significant other. Flowers, hearts and red and pink everything invade this country like a plague, and it becomes impossible to ignore the day completely. Reluctantly, all this "love in is in the air" attitude may leave you …

Why France matters when it comes to wine

I recently said to a friend, "New York is the most Parisian of American cities." "No way," he retorted, "There aren't the grand boulevards, the food overall. No way."<p>I said, "I just mean that the people who live in each city believe that they're the most exceptional people in their …

Wine clubs worth joining to lift a glass

Typically, wine clubs have had about as much coolness factor as the old Columbia Record Club. No serious wine drinkers would have ever considered joining such a club. But now a handful of new wine clubs is changing the game with selections focused on Santa Barbara wines, grand cru Burgundy or …