News from around the web


News from around the web

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California’s Vineyards Pressed To Turn Less Water Into Wine

In Napa, Calif., a company called Free Flow Wines fills and dispenses reusable wine kegs, which are used by restaurants and bars for serving wine on draft. Every month, the company rinses and refills about 10,000 of the stainless steel casks, each of which eliminates the need for 26 clunky wine bottles. This is a […]

There Are 2 Types Of Women: Red Wine Drinkers And White Wine Drinkers

Women and wine go together like melted chocolate and strawberries. It’s one of the most sacred, functional relationships known to man. Who needs a boyfriend when you can curl up on the couch with a big old glass of vino? You don’t have to worry about another person’s needs, wishes or dreams — with a […]

Drinking Wine At Bedtime Can Help You Lose Weight

Have you ever finished your dinner, but then found yourself hungry close to bedtime? You’re not alone – plenty of us feel the need to snack as the night progresses, and luckily, studies have deduced the perfect nightcap: wine. You heard us. Recent studies have pointed out that wine can help diabetics and improve your […]

19 Things Women Who Love Wine Just Get

1. You’re always looking for products that cater better for your wine needs. I need this. #winoproblems pic.twitter.com/JTQczRiSV4 — Annie (@AutumnFall11) October 1, 2015 2. And your glass always ends far too quickly. Huh that didn't last long…. #julies25th #idonthaveaproblem #winoproblems #moreboozeplease pic.twitter.com/sw39LMfUfv — Anton (@Canuckfan89) August 9, 2015 3. Even if you’re having a […]

First Wine in Shade of Iconic Baobab Produced by Senegal

The bottles boasting Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache could be from any Parisian supermarket but a closer look reveals this is wine with a difference — nurtured in the unforgiving soil of Africa’s Sahel. “Le Clos des Baobabs” — “the Baobab Field” in English — is Senegal’s first vineyard, situated an hour’s scenic drive from the […]

2015 California Wildfires: What Does that Mean for the 2015 Wine Harvest?

2015 California Wildfires: What Does that Mean for the 2015 Wine Harvest? – September is wine harvest month. For Shed Horn Cellars in California’s Lake County, it has been a disaster. A wall of flame from the Valley Fire, which started on Sept. 12, burned the winery to the ground. For nearby Hawk and Horse […]

Your Favourite Wine’s Aroma and Taste May Be Influenced by Microbes

The distinctive bouquet and flavour of wine from different winemaking regions may rely more on microbes than previously thought, a study of New Zealand wines shows. A type of yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae, makes a “small but significant” contribution to a wine’s flavour and taste, a team of scientists from New Zealand and the UK […]

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Downing Three Shots of Vodka is the Same as Drinking a Glass of Wine

Enjoying a glass of wine after work does the same harm as drinking three shots of vodka, the head of Public Health England has warned as he said alcohol was becoming the “silent killer” of working age Britons. Duncan Selbie said that deaths from liver disease of working age people have increased by 500 per […]

Virginia Wine Festivals

Virginia wines are flowing at a festival near you. Virginia is a “Commonwealth of Wine” – with more than 250 wineries dotting the landscape. Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other with lavish scenery, breathtaking views, warm small towns and monumental historic sites. Virginia is one of the only wine destinations in the country […]

The World’s Oldest Twins Advice if You Want to Live a Long Life: Drink a Glass of Wine a Day

Want to live past 100 years old? Enjoy a glass of red wine every day. That’s the advice of the world’s oldest living twins, Pieter and Paulus Langerock, who are 102 years old. The Belgian brothers say that a daily drink is key to long life, alongside friendship and keeping everything in moderation. And they […]

Infographics: Different Types of Wine Made Simple

Taken from a suggestion in the comments last week, I’ve found myself a nice little infographic showing the intricate web of the various types of wine. In the beginning, all wine starts with the grapes. There are two varieties – black and green. Red wines use black grapes and can have a variety of tastes. […]

Amusing Wine Images and Meme’s

Hi, this is just a place where we can share some of the many funny wine images, meme’s and other wine related beautiful images that are circulating the web. Please feel free to forward any funny,  interesting or beautiful images you would like shared on the site and facebook page. Thanks

OMG: Science Says A Glass Of Red Wine May Be Equivalent To An Hour At The Gym

Have our prayers been answered? Have those glasses of wine I consumed post-workout last night been rationalized? Is it too good to be true? According to a study on the health benefits of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, your body could receive some of the benefits of hitting the gym without sweat-inducing exercise. […]

Ladies – 21 Reasons Why “Wine Drunk” Will Always Be Your Favorite Drunk

Women and Wine — it’s perhaps the closest and most fun relationship out there. It’s stable, strong and reliable. Wine is there to comfort you in the toughest of times and the most exciting of celebrations. Perhaps this is why women love wine in the first place — there is always a time for it. […]

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

10 minutes with: Andy Hayler

It’s the definitive guide known throughout the world as the go-to book for top restaurants and it’s a club all chefs want to be a part of but only a select few are. Yes, it’s the Michelin guide and this week the 2016 version will be released, September 17 will be the best or possibly […]

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 […]

Information About the Napa County Valley Fire

Our hearts go out to the residents of Lake County affected by the devastating Valley Fire that broke out this weekend. We also extend our sincere appreciation to the fire crews and volunteers who are battling the fire and helping those in need. Below is information about the impact of the fire in Napa County, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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How to open a bottle of wine with no corkscrew!

Mirabeau Wine // How to open a bottle of wine – without a corkscrew Earlier today we posted an interesting article about the dream of many people…. To move to France, buy a vineyard and start producing our own wine. Well, here is a video that helped launch Stephens vineyard and its Rose wine… People […]

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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South African Wine: The Best Fine Wine for Your Money? – What do You Think?

This is a news article written by By Will Lyons over at The Wall Street Journal, this is what they had to say… Looking for the best fine wine at the best price? South Africa’s classic Bordeaux-style blends are dark, sumptuous and great value for money I WAS RECENTLY ASKED which wine region offers the best […]

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 […]

The Ultimate Nightcap – Hot Chocolate with Red Wine?

Not sure what i think of this, not sure this is even worth trying….. But we thought it was worth a share just in case you fancy giving it a try! And here is a video that gives a little more detail… Ever since I saw this recipe on SAVEUR website I was eager to […]

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 […]

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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