Bordeaux wine trip

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Free travel apps for Bordeaux wine fans

Bordeaux Wine Trip is a new free app for smartphones and tablets with travel information for the Bordeaux wine region in France. The app is available in English, French and Chinese. With the help of  geolocalization or by choosing a specific theme (wine bars, castles, wine initiations, …) this app helps the visitor to better orient themselves in Bordeaux. The component SmartBordeaux helps Bordeaux wine lovers to identify wines and obtain information about the Bordeaux wine region. The apps can be downloaded in the app stores for iOS (Apple) and Android (Google). There is also a web version that works on all devices, including laptops and [...]

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View on the Giacone vineyard in Treiso, Piedmont (Barbaresco DOCG) EU pays too much for grubbed-up vineyards

A report this week from the European Court of Auditors sharply criticized many aspects of the European Commission’s viticulture policy, which was designed both to combat the EU’s enormous wine surplus and encourage the production of grapes that [...]

Charleston County Jail Dormitory Ousted after demanding wine for Mass, jail chaplain claims rights were violated

For a quarter century, Monsignor Ed Lofton has served as one of 86 volunteer chaplains at the Charleston County jail. … That endeavor includes Communion, and for Catholics, wine is a necessary component. For 15 years, he has consumed 1 ounce of sacramental wine during Mass without incident. Inmates partake only in the bread. But this week he lost a fight. Chief Deputy Mitch Lucas, the jail’s administrator, has told Lofton to replace the wine — brought to the jail in a TSA-approved container designed for holy water — with grape juice…

bivbsite Database with every Burgundy appellation and climat

The BIVB, the association of wine growers in Burgundy, is expanding its public website with a comprehensive database of all Burgundy appellations and terroirs or climats. There are one hundred Burgundy appellations, including 33 Grand Crus, 44 municipal and 23 regional appellations. For each appellation and climat the database containes a detailed description and basic information about the character of the wine, …

Champagneflessen in kelder Wine cellar defunct Belgian 2-star Michelin restaurant auctioned off

The wine cellar of the defunct Belgian 2-star Michelin restaurant ‘t Oud Konijntje in Waregem, province of Oost-Vlaanderen, will be auctioned off on 12 May in the Salons Leieburcht in Sint-Ellois-Vijve. The collection contains thousands [...]

Tasting Notes

verget du sud marsanne 2010 Verget du Sud Marsanne Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Blanc

2010 Verget du Sud Marsanne Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Blanc – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Vin de Pays de Vaucluse (7/16/2012) Rhubarb, ripe apple and spices on the enjoyable, fruity nose. Perfect balance between [...]

claude-riffault-les-chasseignes-blanc--sancerre 2010 Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Chasseignes

2010 Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Chasseignes – France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre (7/14/2012) Tangy white fruit (apple, pear, peach) intermingle with wet stones on the enjoyable nose. White fruit, citrus-like acidity and minerals on [...]


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