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Ousted after demanding wine for Mass, jail chaplain claims rights were violated

May 25th, 2012 | By
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…



2011 Domaine du Grand Arc Corbières Veillee d’Equinoxe

May 24th, 2012 | By
2011 Domaine du Grand Arc Corbières Veillee d’Equinoxe

2011 Domaine du Grand Arc Corbières Veillee d’Equinoxe – France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, Corbières (5/24/2012) Subduend nose with traces of honey, spices, yellow fruit and […]



Database with every Burgundy appellation and climat

May 11th, 2012 | By
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, …



2011 puklavec & friends Pinot Grigio

May 10th, 2012 | By
2011 puklavec & friends Pinot Grigio

2011 puklavec & friends Pinot Grigio – Slovenia, Podravje (5/10/2012) Pink hue to the colour. Aromatic nose of mainly ripe apple fruit with a flowery […]



2010 Martín Códax Monterrei Mara Martin

May 2nd, 2012 | By
2010 Martín Códax Monterrei Mara Martin

2010 Martín Códax Monterrei Mara Martin – Spain, Galicia, Monterrei (4/28/2012) Ripe pear and apple on the minerally nose. The pear and ripe apple return […]



2010 Telmo Rodríguez Rueda Basa Blanco

Apr 27th, 2012 | By
2010 Telmo Rodríguez Rueda Basa Blanco

2010 Telmo Rodríguez Rueda Basa Blanco – Spain, Castilla y León, Rueda (2/5/2012) Green and white fruits, grass on the nose; quite fruity on the […]



2008 Cycles Gladiator Belle Epoque

Apr 27th, 2012 | By
2008 Cycles Gladiator Belle Epoque

2008 Cycles Gladiator Belle Epoque – USA, California, Central Coast (4/14/2012) Ripe, fairly sweet black fruits, vanilla, coffee, alcohol. Do not drink too warm. Good […]



Wine cellar defunct Belgian 2-star Michelin restaurant auctioned off

Apr 27th, 2012 | By

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 […]



British wine made with Argentinian Malbec-grapes cannot be sold, says E.U.

Apr 24th, 2012 | By
British wine made with Argentinian Malbec-grapes cannot be sold, says E.U.

A British winemaker has finally been given official approval to release a limited-edition wine made in collaboration with Malbec grape growers in Argentina, on one […]



Chateau Latour sells only bottled wines form 2012 onwards

Apr 16th, 2012 | By
Chateau Latour sells only bottled wines form 2012 onwards

Chateau Latour, the famous first growth, told wine merchants today in Bordeaux that 2011 will be the last vintage it sells as futures, or en primeur. […]