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VinGarde Valise – The Wine Carrying Suitcase – Video Preview

Please check out the excellent VinGarde Valise wine carrying suitcase demonstration! You can find full product descriptions, details and purchase options here You can find full product descriptions, details and purchase options here You can find full product descriptions, details and purchase options here

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Michelin Guide 2016: 2 new Two Stars, 15 new One Stars

There are 15 new One Stars and 2 new Two Stars in this year’s guide, which is published 17 September, priced at £16.99.  The new Two Stars are both Japanese restaurants: Araki and Umu. “It is a great compliment to London that when Sushi Master Mitsuhiro Araki closed his Three Star counter restaurant in Tokyo […]

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First African-American Sisters To Start Wine Company Launch New Collection

Robin and Andrea McBride, once long-lost sisters, launch Truvée Wines Two sisters are continuing to break new ground in the wine industry with their second installment of vino inspired by sisterhood. Robin and Andrea McBride recently launched Truvée Wines, which is the formation of their love for the wine business and their sibling story of […]

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A Quick update from Chateau Brown in Pessac-Leognan on how the 2015 vintage is shaping up.

Early harvesting at Château Brown The first harvests in Pessac-Léognan got underway as early as the end of August: after Château Carbonnieux and Château Haut-Brion, it is now the turn of Château Brown, which will be kicking off its grape-picking campaign on 1st September. Precision work in prospect…  The Sauvignon Blanc grapes will be the first […]

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Summer Hail Hits Chablis on Wine Harvest eve

A hail storm has badly affected vineyards in parts of Chablis and several neighbouring Burgundy appellations days before the 2015 wine harvest is due to start. Just when Burgundy winemakers dared to hope for the first hail free growing season for several years, storms arrived during the evening of Monday 31 and early hours of 1 […]

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10 Up-and-Coming Wine Regions – Do you have any experience of these?

(CNN) Everyone knows the world’s classic wine regions: Tuscany, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rioja, Napa Valley. Most are familiar with the “new classics” too, like South Africa’s Stellenbosch, Marlborough in New Zealand and Australia’s Barossa Valley. But not all the world’s best wine regions have yet been discovered. In fact, some of the finest wine is being […]

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Move to France & Become a Wine Producer – Surely Just a Dream?

Meet the British couple living the dream in Provence………. Family swapped the London rat race for the south of France – and a career making award-winning rosé All Thanks to The telegraph for taking the time to write this and post the images…. Plus special thanks to Stephen Cronk and his family for this excellent […]

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A Running Marathon that Includes Running Through Bordeaux Vineyards and Tasting Wine?

Every year in Bordeaux, runners in the world’s longest and without doubt most bizarre marathon take to the road. Simply put, the Marathon du Medoc gives hydration a whole new meaning. Instead of athletic gear, runners wear carnival-themed outfits – the more extravagant the better. But what really gives this marathon its special flare is […]

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Do you think wine is the reason? The Worlds oldest twins drink a glass of wine a day, they say it does!

The world’s oldest living twin brothers, Paulus (l.) and Pieter Langerock from Belgium, 102, drink wine while sitting in their living room at the Ter Venne care home in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium. But despite their advice to get hitched, the pair have never married because they’ve always disapproved of each other’s choice of partner. The brothers […]

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Finally a wine party trick that might just be worth trying! – This is Pretty Cool!

We search all around the web for the latest wine news, stories and funnies, 99% of which are not so good or worth sharing, but we thought this was a pretty cool (well maybe’s more interesting than cool) wine trick, I am going to see if i can get Neville & David to try this! […]

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The World’s Most Expensive Wine Averages Over $15,000 Per Bottle

That’s based on a survey of 55,000 wine merchants encompassing more than 7 million wines A rare wine from France’s Burgundy vineyards has been named the world’s most expensive one, according to an annual ranking released by U.K. website WineSearcher earlier this month. Although experts expected Burgundy’s most famous fine wine — the Romanee-Conti — […]

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Will the California wildfires make local wine undrinkable?

Multibillion-dollar industry at risk as state grapples with tens of thousands of acres of fire whose smoke could ‘infuse’ grape skin There are fears in California’s wine industry over the possible impact of raging wildfires and whether they could damage this year’s grape yield, potentially affecting the state’s multibillion dollar business. While safety for residents […]

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“Wine Ice Cream” Is it Something You Can Eat And Get Drunk On?

When you’re depressed after a bad breakup, you have two cures: ice cream, with all of its comforting fat and sugar, and tons of alcohol When you’re depressed after a bad breakup, you have two cures: ice cream, with all of its comforting fat and sugar, and tons of alcohol, which may make you more […]

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Wine Instead of a Bedtime Snack helps us lose Weight!

We thought this sounded like a pretty good plan, in fact any idea that helps lose weight and increases sex drive can’t be all bad, but especially when drinking a nice glass of red late in the evening is the plan! Find out what the guys at VinePair.com had to say about this…. Have you […]

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Earliest ever Harvest for Napa Valley

Latest news from Napa wineries is that it will be a record early harvest, but smaller than the last couple of years… California’s harvest season seems to be getting earlier as Mumm starts picking for sparkling wines. Mumm Napa is scheduled to kick off Napa Valley’s harvest season today in what will be its earliest […]

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French Wine Regions Champagne, Burgundy Win World Heritage Status

PARIS — France’s wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted “world heritage status” by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country’s drive to encourage tourism and revive its flagging economy. The designation by UNESCO, the United Nation’s cultural arm, is accorded to cultural and natural sites deemed significant […]

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