23 April 2014

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Vengeance is best served cold. That's why Victory is a red and not a white. See? They think this stuff through.

Welcome to April. We're well into 2014 now. It's going nicely, except for the awful parts. And hey, for those awful parts, at least there's wine.

It's good for the awesome parts of 2014, too.

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Welcome to April. We're well into 2014 now. It's going nicely, except for the awful parts. And hey, for those awful parts, at least there's wine.

It's good for the awesome parts of 2014, too.

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If you want to take your favorite wine or a special wine to a restaurant, though, certain forms of etiquette apply. I mean, there's no sense in antagonizing a restaurant owner or manager just to get your way. Look at it this way: A bottle of wine brought into a restaurant by a customer makes an interruption in the (one hopes thoughtful) synergy between the cuisine and the menu, unless that customer is very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. Act accordingly. Here are some aspects …

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International sales could account for around half of annual turnover for Melbourne wine barrel innovator Flexcube by the middle of the year, based on demand in new world wine regions in the US and South America. The company is targeting growth of more than 40 per cent to $ 5.2 million after tax for the 2014-15 financial year provided it can maintain its current trajectory.

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The 2013 vintage is the lowest quantity of Pavillon Rouge ever produced, just 21% of the harvest was used to create the wine, with reduced yields and rigorous selection being the determining factors. Beautiful aromatics, fine-grained tannins and harmonious balance of tasty blackcurrants and raspberry shine on the palate. Good length and persistence on the finish.

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By Richard Hemming of JancisRobinson.com 23 hours ago.
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Writing about music, it has been said, is like dancing about architecture. The same might be said for writing about wine tasting. Words are a poor substitute for the electric reactions of your senses when experiencing taste for yourself. I'm well aware that this book review demonstrates writing.

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By Richard Hemming of JancisRobinson.com 23 hours ago.
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For a list of all our articles, see Bordeaux 2013 - a guide to our coverage . Ch Margaux is now out, as are all of the Médoc first growths that participate in the primeurs releases, in an apparent attempt to encourage an early campaign - though few wines seem to be much in demand. Don't forget.

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London-based fine wine merchant, the Antique Wine Company, has been accused of selling an American wine collector thousands of dollars worth of fake Bordeaux. Atlanta real-estate developer, Julian LeCraw, has filed a lawsuit against AWC, AWC Holdings, AWC Global and its owner Stephen Williams for 16 counts including breach of contract, fraud, conspiracy to defraud and negligent representation among others.

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By Fred Kaplan of Slate Articles 2 hours ago.
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As the great philosopher John Lennon once wrote (in his case, all too presciently), " Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." Barack Obama has long been making plans to "pivot" American foreign policy away from the stagnant or dormant battles of the Middle East and Europe, toward the vibrant opportunities in Asia-Pacific—but the cluster of Old World struggles (or, as Lennon put it, "life") keeps pulling him …

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