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The Judgment Of Hong Kong: A Showdown Between Bordeaux & Napa Valley Wines Part I

The 1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon was the winning red wine in the 1976 Judgment of Paris blind tasting. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg<p>Ever since George Taber, formerly a journalist for <i>Time</i> magazine in Paris, wrote about the Judgment of Paris tasting in 1976, hundreds …

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The Best and Worst Canned Wines for Public Drinking

Up until fairly recently, at most wine or liquor stores, wine containers were limited to two forms: box or bottle. While boxed wine has the advantage …

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This small tweak could solve the biggest problem you have when pouring wine

You twist the bottle, or try to yank it up quickly after pouring a glass — we all struggle to drop wine bottles from dribbling down the side of the neck.<p>But turns out, all it took was some clever engineering to fix the perennial problem.<p>Daniel Perlman, an inventor and biophysicist at Brandeis …

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Inside the 'Louvre of Wine' — a subterranean cave in France housing 40,000 bottles

Michel-Jack Chasseuil has an obsession.<p>For the last 50 years, he has been curating his own private sanctuary of wine — amassing over 40,000 bottles in a subterranean cave.<p>The collection can be found a few feet underground in western France's La Chapelle-Bâton, through a long tunnel with armoured …

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Pink shares ‘dirty little secret’ with Olly Smith

Popstar Pink has revealed that she owns a vineyard in California and has been quietly making her own wines for the past four years, getting her hands …

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Five Barrel-aged Coffees to Wake You Up

Whether Bourbon, wine, rum or rye casks, barrel aging adds woody, fruity and boozy notes to beans. Wake up and smell the coffee with these five new …

Coffee

Raise a Glass to Wine Cellars, a Luxury Amenity Many Buyers Demand

It wasn’t that long ago that wine just wasn’t a thing in the U.S. In 1993, the year the Food Network launched, Americans imbibed just 449 million …

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A Physicist Just Invented A Drip-Free Wine Bottle

/ @vicki_denig<br>Updated onMarch 24, 2017.<p>Wine bottles everywhere could be getting a whole lot cleaner, thanks to this new and improved drip-free bottle.<p>…

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How Technology Is Minimizing The Differences Between Good And Bad Wine Vintages

I was born in a bad vintage. Aside from Port—which I adore, and which was stunning in my birth year—1977 was not exactly a benchmark year for most of the world’s major wine-growing regions. 1977 Bordeaux, if you can find it, is likely to be long past its short-lived prime. Same thing for Burgundy. …

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12 Wine Grapes Worth Discovering

In the distant, cobwebbed past of the early 1980s, when I was first learning about wine, the choices were not so different from what they had been 100 years before.<p>Within the sparse selections that passed for restaurant wine lists back then, you would find, depending on the food, Bordeaux and …

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A physicist has solved the second-worst thing about wine

If you’re a wine lover, chances are you’ve grimaced many-a-time as that post-pour dribble streams down the side of the bottle.<p>It’s bad news all …

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France's Rhône Valley Is Having an Edgy Natural Wine Moment

7 hip somm-approved bottles to put on your radar.<p>France's Loire may be the epicenter of the natural wine movement, but if you look due southeast to …

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Is my booze ageing me? The red wines that contain the most ‘elixir of youth’

Ok, so I think deep down, we all know the answer to this. Yes. Sod’s law, nothing so tasty can be good for us.<p>Booze dehydrates our skin by hindering …

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Real Wine Lovers Order Cab Franc, Not Cabernet Sauvignon

Get a group of wine nerds together and more likely than not, when asked to choose between Cabernet Franc over Cabernet Sauvignon, the decision would …

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Wine-infused coffee blurs the wine o'clock rule

New drink makes all your coffee and wine meme dreams come true.<p>Data has proven that wine o'clock exists. Wine o'clock — that moment during the day …

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RECAP

This year I went to the Fauquier County Wine Tasting and Competition. Based on how much fun it was I will definitely make attending this annual event …

Wine Tasting

Dom Pérignon to launch 2009 vintage – ahead of 2008

2017 will mark the first time in Dom Pérignon’s history that the prestige cuvée’s has chosen to release vintages in reverse order.<p>In June this year …

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Rutherford Hill Merlot 2013 | Rutherford Hill Winery

93 points, The Tasting Panel<p><i>"Winemaker Marisa Taylor blends in some Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon to create a noticeably structured and dimensional</i> …

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Grape Expectations: Tasting Room Etiquette 101

Spring is here and road trips are in our future. New vintages of wines are debuting with medal ratings as wine competitions are coming to an end. So …

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Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Red Blend

<b>The Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Red Blend, a wonderfully good wine from Washington available at Costco.</b><p>52% Syrah, 29% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 5% …

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Making sparkling wine

Champagne is the best known sparkling wine. It comes from the Champagne region of France. While some other countries allow the use of the word …

Sparkling Wine

If You Read Anything This Week: Wine News 3.24.2017 - General Discussion - Discussion

<b>Gallo buys Stagecoach Vineyard:</b> Gallo is purchasing Stagecoach Vineyard on Pritchard Hill. At 1,300 acres (600 planted), it is the largest contiguous …

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The 2016 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: The Race Is On in St.-Estèphe

<i>Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is in France for his 2016 vintage Bordeaux barrel tastings. While there, he's visiting the châteaus of</i> …

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Bordeaux Left Bank wine quiz - Test your knowledge

Take Decanter.com’s Bordeaux Left Bank quiz below. One day you could end up coaching a <b>Left Bank Bordeaux Cup team</b>.<p><b>See more Decanter.com wine quizzes</b> …

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Follador Prosecco drives down sulphite use

Italian Prosecco producer Follador has reduced the level of sulphites used in its wines by 30% since the introduction of a revolutionary new system …

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Ask Adam: Can I Go to the Bar to Order a Drink if the Cocktail Waitress is Ignoring Me?

<b>Can I go to the bar to order a drink if the cocktail waitress is ignoring me?</b><br>Bars where sitting at a table requires you to order from a server can …

Drinking

Ageing wine: Double magnum versus bottle

Cabotte Restaurant in London is best known for its outstanding <b>Burgundy</b> list. But at the end of February it played host to a fascinating blind tasting …

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Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards

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Ask Dr. Vinny

<i>Dear Dr. Vinny,</i><p><i>I was wondering if you could explain the Bordeaux classification in layman’s terms? Everything I read or look up seems so complicated,</i> …

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Ruinart launches duo of vintage Champagnes

Ruinart has released two prestige vintage cuvées under its Dom Ruinart label, the Dom Ruinart 2006 and Dom Ruinart Rosé 2004, which are the first Dom …

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