Wine In The News

Vinfusion wine robot blends a glass based on your taste

ENGADGET.COM – Take it from a former wine seller when I say that wine snobs are the worst, constantly trying to prove the the extent of their oenophilia. For everyone else, it’s nothing but a wave of unnecessary intimidation thanks to the complexity and variety of wines and the potential risk of embarrassment. Cambridge Consultants …

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Wine for Your Foul-Mouthed Friends

SCARYMOMMY.COM – We have a fantastic gift for that special person in your life not content to simply say, “that’s great news” when you tell them something good. Instead, it’s “that’s fucking fantastic, let’s fucking celebrate!” And you can, by drinking these amazing wines with labels that will touch your foul-mouthed friends’ hearts. From the wine …

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Men Who Give Wine the Bitter Beer Face

Brittney Perreault Northwest Wine Night TV Senior Producer As a lover of wine it’s very hard for me to grasp that there are people (sometimes men) that won’t give wine a chance. Ladies, have you tried to get your husband to trade his generic beer for a nice glass of wine at dinner and failed, …

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New device gives wine lovers a plum experience

CNBC.COM – Many say necessity is the mother of invention, but frustration can be a strong source of motivation too—at least for one wine lover who decided to take matters into his own hands. When David Koretz got home after a long day of work, he wanted to relax with a glass of wine. If …

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Inside Constellation’s Purchase of Charles Smith Wines for $120 Million

FORBES – Charles Smith Wines LLC announced their acquisition today for $120 million by Constellation Brands, Inc. The transaction is expected to close this month and includes labels such as Kung Fu Girl Riesling (whose retail sales have grown 45% over the last year) and Velvet Devil Merlot. When I interviewed Smith a few months …

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Wine Label Design Is More Important Than You Think

EATER.COM – One cold weekday earlier this year, I convinced five friends to let me follow them around while they bought wine. We passed row after row of bottles, hundreds of images competing for our 10 to 15 dollars, from chateaus and vineyards to gold pheasants, floating bubbles, a goose mid-flight, and a man with …

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You can drink for free at this 24-hour wine fountain

NYPOST.COM – It’s tough to wine about this! In Central Italy’s Abruzzo region — a 4,156-square-mile swath located east of Rome — a local vineyard has installed a fountain that pours locally sourced red wine through its pipes. You read that correctly: a fountain that doesn’t flow water but red wine on a 24/7 basis …

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A Home Above the Winery in Washington’s Lake Chelan

WSJ.COM – It’s a typical Saturday at the home of Kevin and Holly Brown. Mr. Brown dries off the patio from last night’s rain while Mrs. Brown makes coffee and 13-year-old Parker watches YouTube videos in his room. Minutes later, more than 50 people stream through their front door. The Browns live in a Mediterranean-style …

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Which Wine Apps Actually Help You Choose and Buy the Best Wine?

BLOOMBERG.COM – The new mobile app “Wine Ring” sounds great: With the help of secret, patented algorithms, it can predict whether or not I’ll like a wine before I buy it. It’s the latest in a series of apps that all swear they’ll solve your myriad wine-related problems—even ones you never knew you had. I’m …

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Making Wine With Biodynamically Farmed Grapes and Marijuana

LATIMES.COM – The road to California’s first commercially available pot-infused wine begins on a camping trip in Yosemite National Park in 2010. There, Lisa Molyneux, a Santa Cruz dispensary owner and pioneer in marijuana retail, is introduced to the therapeutic properties of an especially good bottling purveyed by Louisa Sawyer Lindquist, owner of Verdad Wines in …

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