Wine & Spirits

10 of the world's most unusual wineries

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's certainly nothing wrong with the classic wine country experience: tours through the barrel-filled cellars, tastings overlooking the lush, rolling vineyards.<p>But once you've been there and done that, it might be time to try something a little -- or a lot -- less traditional.<p>From …

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From Mom To Entrepreneur: How This Woman Is Disrupting The Wine Industry

As winter gives way to spring, the warmer weather ushers in wine festivals across the country, where vendors stock their booths and hoist their banners to offer the latest vintages to consumers. Sundresses and khaki shorts parade around the maze of tables to taste the latest offerings.<p>But, there’s …

Wine

The global market for wine: China leads the emergence of a new world order

<i>The latest piece in our ongoing series Globalisation Under Pressure, first published by The Conversation France, looks at wine consumption around the</i> …

Wine

Whom Would You Most Like To Have A Glass Of Wine With? Amy Schumer!

Each May (and every other month), our thoughts turn to wine. This month, specifically on May 25th, grape lovers of our great land will celebrate …

Wine

China’s Largest Wine Producer is Building a Booze-Centric Theme Park

It’s part of a network of faux-historic chateaus that are more focused on pinot than princesses<p>The most renowned wines in the world often get their …

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10 Unique Gifts to Get Dad This Father's Day

Because he deserves something special<p>With Dad's big day on the horizon, it's time to start thinking about what you're going to get him. Because, while I'm sure he was impressed with that list minute Starbucks gift card you got him last year, this year, it might be worth doing something bigger. …

Whiskey

Direct-To-Consumer Wine Sales Is The Future That Has Arrived

Rob McMillan, Founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division (SVB), has a long-standing relationship with the wine industry in research and brand-building; he made the bank’s division a strategic advisor as well as a potent financing source for the wine industry. In that role, SVB recently …

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2016 Bordeaux: Wine Futures Prices and Analysis | News | News & Features

<i>This story was updated on May 22.</i><p>Bordeaux’s <i>en primeur</i> campaign is officially under way. Now that the wines have been presented to the trade and …

Wine

Jefford on Monday: Puech-Haut – barrels and beyond

Andrew Jefford takes a canter with a Languedoc dark horse.<p>Every wine region needs its star properties. Not, of course, to dominate, but to draw …

Wine

How Is Warren Buffett's Annual Meeting Like Good Wine?

On May 6, CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chair Charlie Munger hosted the 52nd Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. Unlike most heavily scripted annual meetings, this one was unscripted. It lasted over six hours. After I returned from Omaha, I begin to imagine how the meeting was like good wine. Here are …

Wine

Master calendar: All the events, all year long, that every person needs in Dallas-Fort Worth

Fun is always in season in Dallas-Fort Worth. Nearly every weekend, there's a chance to get out and experience North Texas' entertainment, …

Festivals

Argentina's Future: Malbec, Macri, And Moet Hennessy

There is a cynical joke in Argentina that goes something like this: God gave Argentina vast acres of fertile land where crops grow and cattle graze and horses roam, and He gave Argentina oil and minerals to fuel their potential. And when He had finished, God worried that perhaps he had put a bit …

Wine

Marin County winemakers revive dormant tradition

Marin’s reputation as dairy country is unshakable, but the county also is a unique wine region.<p>Spanish missionaries planted Marin County’s first …

Wine

EN’s Got Talent: Erin Kellerhouse and Woodford Reserve

We hear all the time about horses at the top of the sport, but what about the next generation of equine talent? EN’s Got Talent introduces the future …

Whiskey

Does It Pay to Hire Consultants? Evidence from the Bordeaux Wine Industry

Consulting is pervasive in many industries. Yet the use of consultants remains controversial. Why would firms give away key activities to hired guns? Why would these “mercenaries” perform these activities better than in-house employees? Many employees dismiss consultants as people who “borrow your …

Human Resources

The bubbly made in ancient Italian undergrounds

A heavenly patch of fertile land in the Italian region of Franciacorta makes a niche sparkling wine that’s perhaps even more prestigious than Champagne.<p>The first thing I noticed when I visited the Italian region of Franciacorta was the dense fog that enveloped its vineyards. I could barely make out …

How to Get Red Wine Out of Clothes—Wine Stain Removal

Red wine is one of life's pleasures that is hard to do without. It's the perfect complement to a hearty pasta, a delicious steak, or a piece—or …

Wine

KQED

Hobbits, misty mountains, crystalline lakes, outdoor adventures and now wine. Beautiful New Zealand was largely an asterisk in the minds of many …

Wine

'Big Smooth,' the wine Joe Maddon drank after his 1000th win, coming to Binny's

It's amazing what having a glass of wine at a post-game news conference can do.<p>Big Smooth, the wine Joe Maddon plugged on camera while celebrating his 1,000th career victory as a manager Tuesday, may now be expanding its reach in Chicago.<p>A Midwest representative for Sonoma, Calif.-based Don …

Wine

The Olsen Twins came out with dry shampoo that smells like whiskey

The weekend is just around the corner, so what better time to talk about the Olsen Twins’s latest boozy beauty product? Their high-end fashion and …

Hair

How to create a classic and moody photograph of a wine bottle

Photography Dustin Dolby has been putting a lot of effort into his short series on photographing wine and wine bottles. Part 1 introduced us to the …

Wine

Rangers: Pedro Caixinha resolves Derek McInnes spat over glass of wine

<b>Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha says he has cleared the air with Aberdeen counterpart Derek McInnes over a glass of Portuguese wine.</b><p>Caixinha told McInnes not to come into his office following the Dons' midweek 2-1 victory at Ibrox, after the Portuguese felt slighted at Pittodrie.<p>However, Caxinha …

Wine

The 2016 Bordeaux vintage makes up for everything bad the French ever did

Many experts say it’s one of the greatest of all time. Those who disagree say it’s THE greatest<p>‘That sweet enemy, France.’ It takes a poet to summarise centuries of military and diplomatic history. On a prosaic level, if we consider Anglo-French relations over many centuries, all the evidence …

Wine

Drink Whisky All Day. Stay Healthy. Here's How.

The title of this post is hyperbole, of course. It is physically and biologically impossible to drink whisky — or wine, beer, cider, or other alcoholic beverage — “all day” and maintain any semblance of health.<p>Yet it’s a very real, non-hyperbolic question for those in the industry: how *do* you …

Maker's Mark

Grapes of success: Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon ventures into wine

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's been likened to a fine wine who gets better and better with age.<p>Gianluigi Buffon recently played his 1,000th professional game and the 39-year-old's cup could potentially runneth over in the coming weeks as Juventus chase the treble.<p>The Turin club is almost certain to secure yet …

Soccer

British Army officer rape trial: 'Waiter told to keep filling wine glass'

<b>A British Army officer accused of rape encouraged waiters to keep filling the wine glass of his alleged victim in the lead up to the attack, a US court martial has heard.</b><p>Lt Col Benedict Tomkins, 49, based at Abbey Wood, near Bristol, denies rape, saying it was consensual sex.<p>The court heard he had …

Wine

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson faces flak after mentioning alcohol in gurudwara

<b>London</b>: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had a tough time today on the election campaign trail when a British Sikh woman admonished him for talking …

Scotch Whisky

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman CEO’s Secrets to Success

Adrian Bridge on acquisitions, developing wine tourism and challenging “sacred cows.”<p>Adrian Bridge, the chief executive of Taylor, Fladgate & …

Wine

Toasting the Return of ‘Twin Peaks’

Actor and Washington vintner Kyle MacLachlan returns as Agent Cooper<p>Donuts? <i>Check!</i><p>Cherry pie? <i>Check!</i><p>Damn fine cup of coffee? <i>Check!</i><p>Agent Dale Cooper and …

TV

How Wine Can Help You at Work (Seriously!)

An Interview with Cork Dork's Bianca Bosker.<p>When Bianca Bosker quit her job as Executive Tech Editor at Huffington Post, she decided to dive into the world of wine and become a sommelier. She chronicles the whirlwind journey in her best-selling new book, <i>Cork Dork</i>.<p>For years, Bosker had been staring …

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