Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wine News and Quotes for the Day

The Bell Tower Mission Hill
Canadian Wine  IWSC  2011 Producers Trophies Announced British Columbia's Mission Hill a winner.

"A sight of the label is worth 50 years experience.
Michael Broadbent"
Wine Tasting

Twase Winery
Canadian Wine   A November to Remember for Murray Twase   from Twase Winery and it is organic and biodynamic as well.

"Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing."
Ernest Hemingway
Death in the Afternoon

Cognac Shows Its Age  It is a good thing

"Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages."
Louis Pasteur

Magis is an innovative viticulture project aiming to improve and modernize vineyard management in Italy.

South African Winemakers going Au Naturel

"Blind Tasting of great wines is often disappointing " Emile Peynaud

The Extreme Importance Of A Proper Diet.
I have been a little concerned about my diet lately, so I did a little research. Both these ladies are 51 so it is a far comparison to show how important a proper diets is.

'Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are."  ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Gillian McKeith Aged 51
Gillian McKieith a TV health guru. Advocates a holistic approach to nutrition and health, promoting exercise. a veggie diet high in organic fruits and vegetables. She recommends detox diets, colonic irrigation and supplements.
Nigllea Lawson Aged 51
Nigellea Lawson a TV cook who eats meat,butter and deserts. I am with this woman and you ?

Blog Post of the Day   A Love Letter to Wine PR Folks by Joe Roberts writing  1 Wine Dude

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wine and Spirits News Nov 28

Château d'Yquem, Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Château Suduiraut… - Sauternes Grands Crus Classes 2011: The Promise Of A Great Vintage 2011 to be a great vintage year.

Champagne Diet helps Weight loss  Fizzy weight loss plan, another good reason to drink Champagne.

Speaking about Champagne this is the biggest waste of Champagne I have ever seen, besides who has left over champagne ?

Rhone 2011 Vintage   Always right Vintage ?

South Africa Expecting larger Harvest

BC Aims For Record Ice Wine Harvest

New Cooperage serves Rising Scotch Demand The demand for Scotch whisky is growing around the world, particularly in the emerging markets of Asia and Latin America.

Global Viticulture Data  Stable production, fall in world Vineyard

Australia Wine Industry Faces Price  Undercutting   further hard times Down under

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wine news and quotes 24 Nov

China lacks Drinking culture  from Drinks Business. “China is not a wine drinking culture and it’s a common fallacy to think it is.”

From  Alfonso Cevola  "The Italian Wine Guy"  Thank You Italy giving thanks for Italy and all it wines. "Thank you for the red wines of Piedmont, from Grignolino to Dolcetto to Barbera to Nebbiolo. These wines are constant companions on my table and are a joy to drink and to grace the Italian table." Amen Alfonso

Boudeaux First Growths Going High TecH  Pichon-Baron using QR Codes

"Champagne is Frances greatest palpable contribution to human happiness " Hugh Johnson

Australian Wines Making A Comeback In the US  seems that sales in the USA have picked up once again for OZ wines.

Canadian Cheese will really have cheese in it. Top Court won't hear Saputo, Kraft appeal of cheese Rules

"After fifty years of tasting and teaching I am convinced that to talk about, let alone claim, total objectivity in tasting is nonsense" Micheal Broadbent

Wine Critics Have Bias ? from the Globe and Mail   Really I had not noticed ?

" A little imagination can find a wide range of rich, complex and familiar smells in a wine" Peynaud from Taste of Wine.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Some interesting articles and posts from around the wine world.  A must read from Sandra Oldfield from Tinhorn Creek has a post on The Case for Canada’s Sustainable Wine IndustryCanadian wine producers should take note.
South of the border The US still biggest for Burgundy from the Drinks Business. Here what happens when some scientists have a little too much wine.  The Physics of Wine Swirling from Science, they also  figured how overly enthusiastic wine swirls manage to splash their drinks, possibly staining their sweaters. Now I know how wine stains end up on my shirt, and now can figure it out mathematically.

Australian wine  Researchers closer to preventing spoiled wine, will Brett be a thing of the past we can only hope.

Wines that Rock have " crafted" a wine  honoring the Grateful Dead the process involved listening to a 1974 performance by the band at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, during blending.
Patrick Comiskey writes in the  LA times about Beaujolais growing up. A good piece on the changes going on in the region. The Crus are wines are definitely worth buying.