Category Archives: In The News

My take on news items relating to wine

Italian Earthquake

Yesterday a powerful earthquake hit the central Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche.  I have had the good fortune to visit these wonderful areas.  It is very sad to think of the devastation that has occurred.  As more information … Continue reading

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Airline Wine

I don’t tend to drink while flying.  The air in planes is pretty dry and the alcohol just makes it worse.  If you do this article from The Gothamist should be of interest.  http://gothamist.com/2015/12/23/the_mile-high_wine_club_swirl_and_s.php

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A car that runs on wine?

Yep, its true.  Well I have had some wines that I though were only good for turning into vinegar and a few I wouldn’t even do that with so why not.  Read all about it:  http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/yes-theres-a-wine-powered-car-and-yes-it-belongs-to-a-prince/

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A Little Intrigue in th World of Wine

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/15/real-life-tawdry-tale-of-wine-wire-fraud-hackers-and-spies-grips-switzerland/

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Nice Job If You Can Get It

From Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140402110004.htm   Some people have had problems with the link.  You can copy and paste this in the browser: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140402110004.htm  

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Wine Collecting and Forgery Vs Drinking

Over the last few years there have been a number of stories about wine collectors being ripped off by forgeries.  Here is a new one.  http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/12/federal-prosecutors-dealer-passed-off-fake-laboratory-wine-to-drive-up-auction-prices/ As many of the wines that have been involved in these scandals have been … Continue reading

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There Will Be Wine

Several articles (including this one http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/31/drink-it-while-you-can-study-points-to-looming-global-wine-shortage/) have been touting a report of an upcoming wine shortage.  According to the study, demand out stripped supply last year by 300 million cases. Funny I have not noticed wine rationing or odd even … Continue reading

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People Get Paid to Study This?

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/09/30/size-and-position-glass-may-influence-how-much-wine-person-drinks/

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Keeping up with the crooks?

An interesting article on attempts to reduce wine counterfeiting.  http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/22/wine-producers-go-hi-tech-to-protect-against-fraud/

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Anything can be collateral?

Can I be the Repo man? http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-11/goldman-loan-to-ex-trader-cader-is-backed-by-15-000-wines.html

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