September 2008 Blog Posts (7)

Wine 2.0 - a Webster Hall Wine and Technology Extravaganza

When I first heard of Wine 2.0, with its unabashed tongue-in-cheek reference to Web 2.0, I knew that the audience would be a decidedly "wired" crowd. Indeed, walking into cavernous Webster Hall in the East Village, a venue that is ideally suited for dance parties, burlesque shows, and the hippest New York crowds, I expected that almost anything could happen. Attractive models and self-described "sexy sommeliers" walked the floor, hawking wines from such companies as Raymond Vineyard &… Continue

Added by Emiliano De Laurentiis on September 30, 2008 at 4:41am — No Comments

Vin de Merde

A Languedoc producer has recently produced a wine and labeled it 'Vin de Merde'.

He has attracted attention...and he has sold all his 5000 bottles that he produced.

Jean Marc Speziale from Aniane near Montpellier said that he wanted to bring attention to the Languedoc and let people be aware of the hidden gems.

I just think he is an idiot. I have had enough of these stupid wine labels. Cats pee on a goosberry bush Sauvignon Blanc was funny initially. Fat Bastard Chardonnay was… Continue

Added by Hamish Wakes-Miller on September 29, 2008 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery: Cynthiana

This week we stayed in the Midwest and opened a bottle of Cynthiana from Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery. Located in eastern Kansas - not far from Kansas City - father and daughter duo, Les & Michelle Meyer, produce about a dozen varieties of wine from indigenous and hybrid grapes. And these grapes are quite unique: St. Vincent, Melody, Aurore as… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on September 29, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Roundtable Discussion Before Family Winemakers Trade Tasting

Web 2.0 Applications to Promote and Sell Wine – with Emphasis on Social Media

Greens Restaurant ~ August 25, 2008

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[Tim Elliott, speaker – blogger, internet marketing consultant, … Continue

Added by tom merle on September 24, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mount Pleasant Winery - 2003 Norton

This past week we opened another bottle from our Norton collection, a 2003 from Mount Pleasant Winery. We had purchased this wine after it had won the 2005 Missouri Governor's Cup - at a premium of course. Mount Pleasant Winery is one of Missouri's oldest wineries, first established in 1959. It later became a casualty of Prohibition, but was re-opened almost 50 years… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on September 21, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery

We have a goal of visiting the several Virginia meaderies so we traveled to Nellysford in order to visit Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery - home of dozens of excellent honey and fruit wines. And we mean dozens - and there selection continues to expand as the proprietors craft new and interesting blends. The winery started a decade ago when Marlyn and Sue… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on September 15, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act

One of the pleasures of touring wineries is that suburbanites can escape their surroundings and enjoy a trip to the country. Most wineries, at least those in mid-Atlantic, are situated among family farms, where livestock graze peacefully in the pasture. In most instances it is a scene from Old McDonald's Farm; but sadly, this scenario is actually the exception and not the rule. Instead there is a hidden world of factory farming consisting of gestation crates and battery cages - where the… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on September 11, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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