17 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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England

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By Carlo De Vito of East Coast Wineries 20 hours ago.
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Nova Scotia. His culinary explorations began as a stall owner in Nottingham, England, and led him around the world before he chose to settle in the Maritimes. Here he formed one of Atlantic Canada's best known and loved brands: Pete's Frootique. Three award winning stores and countless well-fed customers later, Pete has kept close to his roots as the charming grocer and energetic personality. Always looking with an entrepreneurial eye towards new adventures, he sees the …

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By Vincent Fritzsche of élevage 1 day ago.
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…I was living in southern California at the time but traveled to New England to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and brother-in-law in Rhode Island.

Over the weekend we traveled to western Massachusetts, the Berkshires, somewhere I hadn't seen before and haven't since. It's just stayed with me, sweetly.

We stayed one night in a rustic house owned by my brother-in-law's dear uncle and godfather, deep in a birch forest that reminded me of Austria. This uncle …

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Now is the winter of our discontent

Made glorious summer by this son of New York

- William Shakespeare

With apologies to William Shakespeare the line has never been more apropos. It has been a long and ugly winter, both metaphorically and realistically. In recent memory, this was one of the worst winters of recent memory, and a seeming nightmare for vintners throughout the north east. From Michigan to Niagara to New England, cold weather has wreaked havoc with vineyards, as the thermometer plunged ever southward.

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Attendees will be able to sip on lamb-friendly wines and beers from 12 of New England's best breweries (like Mayflower, Harpoon, Rising Tide and Smuttynose, just to name a few), take part in the make-your-own spice rub station and learn the ins and outs of animal butchery at a demo with Nuno Alves of Tavolo.

A portion of the proceeds from the Boston Lamb Jam will support Lovin' Spoonfuls , a local organization that facilitates the recovery and distribution …

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Portugal, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, England and a whopping 10 wineries from Georgia.

From France, you'll see a lot of OWJ regulars, like Domaine Audrey & Christian Binner, Clos du Tue-Boeuf, Domaine Cousin-Leduc and Domaine de la Tour du Bon. From Italy, there will be Cascina Degli Ulivi, Tenute Dettori and Colombaia. And from Spain, be sure to say hello to our good friends at Vinos Ambiz.

The full list is incredible though - see it …

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By writeforwine of Write for Wine: It's Wine O'Clock Somewhere! 11 days ago.
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Pike Place Chowder : Traditional New England clam chowder

The Capital Grille : Porcini rubbed dry-aged sirloin (where we're celebrating our anniversary this week)

Congratulations and thank you to the Washington Wine Commission and Visit Seattle for a such an excellent event and experience.

Cheers!

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By sarahrichardier of Uvinum's blog 13 days ago.
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…with references dating back to the 5th millennium BC? But it is definitely in England that its contemporary's roots can be found. It is the first alcoholic drink to be produced in Britain. You may find bitter, brown ale and stout beer. Choose your favorite!

Cider:

In England, cider has the highest per capita consumption in the world. Its production and consumption is not reserved to England, of course. In fact, cider is mostly associated with the West Country

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By Gary Walsh of The Wine Front 15 days ago.
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A blend of Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Tempranillo and Tannat from New England. This wine comes with the caveat, that it's perhaps not for everyone. I served it unheralded to my lovely wife and she commented something along the lines of "This is such a you wine. So peppery and herbal. Like one of those awful Italian [...]

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On Daily Wine News 23 days ago.
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A masters degree in making sparkling wine has been launched in the UK on the back of the English wine industry's rapid expansion. The University of Brighton in southern England announced the Master of Science in Viticulture and Enology degree, which will begin in September.

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 24 days ago.
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…calls "a fascinating field." Why? Probably, mostly, because his company could sell them in England, at a good price; but also because so often, when he tasted these supposedly lesser wines against their classified growth brethren under blind conditions, the bourgeois beat out the greater growths.

For instance, "On several occasion, in blind tastings, I have put Gloria [a cru bourgeois] above even some of the second growths and once again, this was certainly the case with the …

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