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2 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Winemaker to watch: Brandon Armitage, pinot tiger

Winemaker Brandon Armitage, from the Heart o' the Mountain winery family, in his new winery and tasting room in Aptos, Calif., Thursday, Sep. 5, 2014. In Chinese astrology, the tiger is a born leader.


Related Topix: Drink, Aptos, CA, Hitchcock, Big Sur, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

6 hrs ago | Lake County Record-Bee

Inmates used to harvest wine grapes in Northern California

Jail inmates in Northern California are getting paid to harvest wine grapes as part of a new program that seeks to connect them with private companies seeking workers. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman says he launched the program after hearing local employers complain that the county's illegal marijuana business was snatching up most available labor.


Related Topix: Drink, Mendocino County, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

8 hrs ago | WXLO-FM Worcester

Train's New "Bulletproof Picasso" Wine Now Available for Pre-Order

The band Train doesn't just release new albums -- they also offer you something to drink while you're listening to them. The group's latest wine, Bulletproof Picasso , named after their new album, is now available for pre-order.


Related Topix: Drink, Pop/Rock, Train

11 hrs ago | TwinCities

Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly

Most say the picking is behind schedule by 10 days to two weeks, the Wisconsin State Journal reports . And they expect to get less fruit than last year because the hard winter, a cool summer and lots of rain hurt growing conditions.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Drink

14 hrs ago |

Chance to discover the secrets of a great wine

WINE lovers will be given a rare insight into the way judges choose the south's top drops at next month's McLaren Vale Wine Show. Star of Greece chef Shawn Peddle with Oliver's Taranga winemaker Corrina Wright and Elbow Room chef Nigel Rich.


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18 hrs ago | The Star Online

'The Flying Winemaker' puts the spotlight on Asian wines

Mind blowing: Eddie McDougall, a.k.a. The Flying Winemaker travels to Taiwan, where he discovers a completely different world of wine from the one he knows. Can you pair wine with beef rendang or char koay teow? What about stinky tofu? Did you know that countries like Thailand, India and Vietnam also produce wine? How do these Asian wines stack up against those from the more established international ones? Find out the answers to these questions and more, on TLC's brand new show The Flying Winemaker , in which Hong Kong-born, Chinese-Australian wine connoisseur Eddie McDougall travels around Asia to revolutionise the way people view and consume Asian wine and food.


Related Topix: Drink, Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Photos: Taste of New Jersey Craft Beer and NJ Wine Festival

Some of the Garden State's vineyards and craft beers were are full display Sunday at the Taste of New Jersey - Craft Beer and NJ Wine Festival. The event was held on Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown City with a percentage of proceeds benefiting restoration efforts of the old City Hall.


Related Topix: Drink, Bordentown, NJ


Welsh winemakers predict their best vintage in two decades

The warm, dry summer has led to a high yield of grapes that will be ready for harvest earlier than usual - with hopes high for the 2014 vintage Welsh wine makers are predicting this year will the best vintage for a generation after a bumper grape-growing season. It also means grapes will be picked earlier than usual in Britain, with some vineyards gearing up for harvest in the next fortnight.


Related Topix: Drink, Monmouthshire County, Wales, United Kingdom,

Wine: how to choose that special bottle

IT'S that dreaded moment: your wine enthusiast boss or rich maiden aunt invites you to dinner and asks you to bring a bottle. Suddenly that emergency supply of 4.99 Chardonnay lurking in the wine rack isn't going to pass muster.


Related Topix: Drink, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom,


Kathie Lee Gifford makes trip to Greenfield to make her own wine

Kathie Lee Gifford made a trip to Sheid Vineyards in Greenfield to promote her two wines being made there. Gifford is famous for drinking wine while co-hosting the fourth hour of the Today Show.


Related Topix: Drink, Celebrities, Kathie Lee Gifford, Vocal, Greenfield, CA, Monterey County, CA

The News Item

Rain puts no damper on OLOL wine festival

Larry Deklinski/Staff Photo Tina Reichard, of Shamokin, juggles an umbrella, a glass and a bottle of wine that she just purchased from Benigna's Creek Vineyard, Klingerstown, during the wine festival Saturday at Leo A. Mulhall Stadium on the Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School campus. Variations on the boozy battle cry were shared by at least three different people entering Saturday's inaugural wine festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School.


Related Topix: Drink, Shamokin, PA, Klingerstown, PA, Beer, Paxinos, PA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Dallas Morning News

GrapeFest lures with fine wines, weather

If a more refined knowledge of wines is on your wish list, some delicious opportunities to taste and learn await at this weekend's GrapeFest. Debbie Hooker, a longtime volunteer at Grapevine's annual wine festival, said the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic is her favorite event of the weekend because of what festivalgoers get out of the experience.


Related Topix: Drink, Dallas, TX


Wine work yields doco appearance

FRAN Austin admits that Tasmania is a "difficult and risky" destination to produce wine, but says the quality makes it worthwhile. FRAN Austin admits that Tasmania is a "difficult and risky" destination to produce wine, but says the quality makes it worthwhile.


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Port Orchard Independent

Washington's oldest winery continues to shine | Kitsap Week

Running the Northwest's largest winery is daunting. Simultaneously crafting some of our region's best wines is downright difficult.


Related Topix: Drink, King County, WA, Woodinville, WA

Mas Blanch I Jove and the Art of Wine

The isolated DO of Costers del Segre is the most westerly of the Catalonian DOs. Here, a small handful of wineries cultivate a scant 300 hectares of vines where there are more olives grown than grapes.


Related Topix: Drink, Agriculture, Science

Ricardo magazine in English launches Monday

The premiere issue of Ricardo, which will be in stores Monday, features stories on Thanksgiving entertaining, cranberries, potatoes, planting fall garlic, top 10 cuts for grilling and ideas for dinners that will create leftovers to tote for lunch the next day. To satisfy Larrivee's sweet tooth, he has included a recipe for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie and a feature on apple pie to take advantage of the fall harvest, with tips on pastry making.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Supplement, Garlic, Food, Recipes, Drink, Home Gardening, Home

Kirkland Reporter

Le Grand Bistro Americain in Kirkland hosts wine safari to savor on Sept. 21

Le Grand Bistro Americain proprietor Ted Furst and executive chef Shawn Martin will be hosting a special five-course dinner featuring seven wines from South Africa, where wine has a history dating back more than 350 years - possibly the oldest wine tradition in the New World. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Sept.


Related Topix: Drink, Kirkland, WA, World News, South Africa

Business Journal

E. & J. Gallo contributes $100,000 to Napa earthquake relief, federal funds on the way

E. & J. Gallo Winery , the Modesto-based wine-making giant, has donated $100,000 to Napa earthquake relief efforts, via the American Red Cross , the company said Friday. Gallo, founded in 1933 by Ernest and Julio Gallo , makes wines such as Gallo Family Vineyards, Barefoot Cellars, Frei Brothers Reserve and William Hill Estate, among many others.


Related Topix: Napa, CA, Beverages, E and J Gallo Winery, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Drink

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Grapevine's newest winery has grand opening at GrapeFest

The 28th annual GrapeFest - the largest wine festival in the Southwest - is underway with family-friendly activities, artisans, ice-carving demonstrations and premium wines from around the world. Among the wine fans at the fest Friday were friends Susan Holmes, 68, of Houston; Georgette Reid, 67, of Arlington; and Carol Lewis, 58, of Alvarado.


Related Topix: Drink, Kent State University

Napa quake predicted to impact wine prices

Last month's earthquake in Napa caused major devastation to wineries up north, causing a trickle-down effect for local wine sales. Even though the quake could be felt as far south as San Jose, owners of Tehachapi vineyards are nervous because an offset of the San Andreas fault line that caused the Napa quake, runs right through their city.


Related Topix: Drink, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Tehachapi, CA