Archive for August, 2008

Eat Drink or Die

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk is on the tear in this home cellar…not a terribly big cellar, but some spectacular vintages and variety.  Learn more about the why of wine storage here.

Wine Tastings Via Twitter?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

City Winery

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Opening in the fall, City Winery is a mashup of CrushPad, a wine bar, and an event space..  I definitely plan to check this out.

Ecofriendly wine…but in a box?

Monday, August 18th, 2008

A standard wine bottle holds 750 milliliters of wine and generates about 5.2 pounds of carbon-dioxide emissions when it travels from a vineyard in California to a store in New York. A 3-liter box generates about half the emissions per 750 milliliters. Switching to wine in a box for the 97 percent of wines that are made to be consumed within a year would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about two million tons, or the equivalent of retiring 400,000 cars.

This is from an interesting op-ed piece entitled “Drink Outside the Box” by Dr. Vino himself, Tyler Colman, in today’s NYTimes. Any of the top Cali producers headed this way however? Probably not, but an interesting perspective all the same. Perhaps this just means that east coast producers need to step it up a notch to save on greenhouse emissions.

For more on Dr. Vino’s findings on the carbon footprint of wine, visit here. This is one of the reasons why our group is getting a Wine Pod!  We’re eco-conscious and we didn’t even know it.

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I spy with my little eye…

Monday, August 4th, 2008

…a potential birthday gift to myself in 2009, Kevin Zraly’s Windows On The World wine school:

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