Archive for April, 2008

Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2008

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Takes place tonight!

Sadly, I cannot attend 🙁

The Wines of Moueix at Grape Radio

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Edouard Moueix is interviewed about the history of Moueix wines (Petrus, Hosanna, Le Fleur Petrus, Magdelaine, Trotanoy, etc.), his family, critics, and the evolution of wine-making at Grape Radio.  Terrific stuff….

Wine, martinis, and cocktails in James Bond movies

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Thankfully someone has already assembled an extraordinary list of wines, martinis, cocktails, and quotes about them from all of the James Bond movies. Thank you Lisa Shea!

Test Tube Wines!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Well, not quite, but close.  A company out of the France, Wine Side, is selling ‘taster’ wines in what essentially look like test tubes…just imagine, Petrus-in-a-tube.

Is your cabernet a fake?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Paul D, one of our members, sent this article yesterday about how HP and Kodak are getting into the game of preventing (or at least thwarting) counterfeit wines.  Counterfeiting wine (like any other precious product) is a big business – Wine Spectator estimates that 5% of all rare wines sold through secondary markets are counterfeit.  Too bad those wines are directly correlated to the 5% of wines that on average are corked!