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Sip, Stay & Graze: The Wine Lovers’ Guide To NSW

If you’re a lover of food and wine, now’s the time to visit NSW to curate your own tasting trail through the state. Start your journey in Sydney then book a stay in NSW wine country. From Mudgee to Hastings River, you won’t be short of things to taste, see and do! By staying and spending in greater NSW, you’ll help bushfire and drought-affected communities get back on their feet. Start planning your journey using these cellar doors, wineries and wine bars for inspo. Start in Sydney In the mode...
Tags: Travel, Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Qantas, Wine, Canberra, Mediterranean, Start, Destinations, South Coast, Oceania, Wine Travel, Press Release, Philip, Hunter Valley


Break Out The Tumblers, The Price Of Wine Is Dropping Fast

(CNN) — Let’s raise our tumblers and toast to cheaper wine. The price of wine is expected to drop to its lowest levels in five years thanks, in part, to a surplus of California grapes. Combined with a decreased demand for wine, drinkers can expect to get better value for every drop they drink this year. The cheaper prices may even last up to three years. Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division and author of the annual State of the Wine Industry report, predicts US wine consu...
Tags: California, US, Seen On, California News, Cnn, Wine, Napa, Silicon Valley Bank, McMillan, Bitter, Rob McMillan, Cable News Network Inc, Talkers, WarnerMedia Company, Jeff Bitter, Allied Grape Growers


How Kalixmotxo was invented

The most memorable things we come across when we travel often took a long, winding path to get to what they are today. This is Origin Story, a series that looks into the various influences that made the cultural touchstones we know today. In 1971, Coca-Cola debuted what is now considered one of the world’s most famous commercial. The advertisement features a catchy jingle about wanting to buy the world a Coke. On August 12, 1972, at 5:00 PM, according to local legend, a group of young merchan...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Spain, European Union, Cocktails, Wine, Jack, Coca Cola, Coke, Rioja, All, Shirley Temple, Pepsi, Basque Country, Palacios, Culinary Institute of America


Drinking

I stopped with a friend for a glass of wine in this charming café. The exterior. It was a bit chilly outside but I guess if you have to smoke, why not? A sign inside which means the prices bring you in but the quality keeps you there. It was hanging on a coat rack. My glass of white wine being poured. It was nice to have glass to look through and see the architecture outside, not to mention the blue sky.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Wine, Cafe, le Sauvignon


How to Use Alexa to Figure Out What Beer and Wine to Pair With Your Dinner

When you’re cooking dinner, at least at my house, one question that always pops up is what we plan on drinking with it.Read more...
Tags: Wine, Lifehacks, Alexa, Amazon Alexa


Use Alexa to Figure Out What Beer and Wine to Pair With Your Dinner

When you’re cooking dinner, at least at my house, one question that always pops up is what we plan on drinking with it.Read more...
Tags: Wine, Lifehacks, Alexa, Amazon Alexa


Economic casualties of the climate crisis: wine country businesses say no one is coming

Businesses are still struggling months after a massive wildfire hit Sonoma county and prompted widespread evacuations and panicLike so many other wine country towns dependent on tourism and out-of-town visitors, the California resort community of Guerneville typically experiences a winter downturn.Business owners know to prepare for it. Restaurant owners scale back seasonal staff. Hotels offer discounted rates. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, California, Environment, US news, Wildfires, Wine, GUERNEVILLE


What Are the 5 Best Attractions in Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is a beautiful city in western France not too far from the ocean. With a history that goes back 3,000 years and some of the best wine production in the world, there are several attractions in Bordeaux to put on your itinerary. Cite du Vin The most impressive attraction in Bordeaux is the new Cite Du Vin, a state-of-the-art wine museum. Unsurprisingly, National Geographic labeled it as...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Social Bite Scotland: Great Food, Good CauseWh...
Tags: Travel, France, Scotland, Attractions, Wine, Bordeaux, Rennes, Europe Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Bordeaux France, du Vin


Label changes scrapped after Burgundy winemakers see red

Region’s producers were angry that redrawn map would stop them using prestigious nameFurious French winemakers have forced officials to back down over controversial plans to ban a number of prestigious wines from calling themselves “burgundy”.The region’s producers saw red over proposed changes relating to which bottles can be labelled as coming from the region. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Europe, Business, France, World news, Food & drink industry, Wine


New Bill Seeks To Allow UC Davis Viticulture Students To Sell The Wine They Produce

DAVIS (CBS13) – You might soon be able to buy wine produced by UC Davis students. UC Davis’ viticulture program has been around since 1935, and because of a “quirk” in state law, after the students produce wine for their winemaking classes, they have to dump it out.  Senate Bill 918 is reportedly the latest effort to change the law and would allow nonprofit entities to receive licenses to sell up to 20,000 gallons of wine a year. Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, who introduced the legislation said any pr...
Tags: News, Senate, Local, Syndicated Local, Wine, Bill, UC Davis, Viticulture, Sen Bill Dodd D Napa, Davis News, Sen Dodd


Book News: Kittens, Wine and Hustle

Book News: Kittens, Wine and Hustle Pasadena’s Vroman’s Bookstore Opens Literature-Inspired Wine Bar Next Month Lovers of books and booze will feel right at home at the 1894, the soon-to-debut wine bar located inside Vromans Bookstore in Pasadena. Bentley Hale of Sip Happens Wine School is heading up the drinks program, so expect to find […] The post Book News: Kittens, Wine and Hustle appeared first on The Bookshop Blog.
Tags: Books, Wine, Pasadena, Around The Web, Vroman, Book News, Opening a Bookstore, Hustle Pasadena, Bentley Hale of Sip Happens Wine School


How to visit the wineries in Carmelo

There was a moment when Uruguay was in the running for the title of “it” destination. Visitor arrivals peaked in 2017, reaching roughly four million, or around half the number of tourists neighboring Argentina saw that year. Around the same time, Uruguay started showing up in travel publications that lauded its beaches and cool, progressive capital, Montevideo. Tourism has stalled over the past couple of years, but Uruguay remains the ideal candidate for “the next big destination” that it ne...
Tags: Travel, Texas, California, France, Unesco, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, South America, Wine, Uruguay, Buenos Aires, Hyatt, Rosemary, All, Wineries


Cooper & Thief’s Complex, Non-Traditional Wines

Using unconventional barrels, the brand crafts a niche product worth savoring Unlike more traditional winemakers, the team behind Lodi, California’s Cooper & Thief prove particularly fond of breaking conventions, all while employing centuries-old techniques. The wines they produce can still file under well-known categorical styles—Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Red Blend—but the spirit with which they produce wines could not be more different than conventional …
Tags: Drinks, Design, California, Alcohol, Cocktails, Wine, Bourbon, Spirits, Tequila, Food + Drink, Cooper, Sauvignon Blanc, Wines, Lodi California, Red Wines, White Wines


Vroman’s wine and beer bar The 1894 prepares for February opening

Wandering around a bookstore may be one of the best ways you can spend your time, but you know what might make it even better? Having some beer, wine and snacks to go with all those great books. Well, it only took 125 years, but Vroman’s has added a beer and wine bar to its offerings, which include two floors full of books, stationery, gifts, toys and a coffee bar. The beer and wine bar, called The 1894, is named in honor of the year the bookstore opened. So, why now? Bentley Hale, bar manag...
Tags: Drinks, Books, Sport, Beer, Things To Do, Soccer, Wine, Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, Hill, Hale, American Booksellers Association, La Crescenta, Vroman, Erik Pedersen, Top Stories WDN


5 Really Good Ways To Deal With Red Wine Stains

It’s the end of January, which means two things: Many of you are about to break your Dry January fast and also, oh God, there is so much of winter still left to go. SO BRING ON THE RED WINE! Red wine is wonderful in so many ways but oof, is it ever stain-y. Which is why it’s handy, if you’re a regular (or even…Read more...
Tags: Red Wine, Wine, Lifehacks, Stains, Wine Away, Really Good Ways To Deal With Red Wine Stains


Drink It While You Can: Climate Crisis Puts 85 Percent of Wine Regions at Risk

The climate crisis is changing all aspects of human life, from the communities we live in to the air we breathe to the food we eat. Thinking about it is terrifying. It makes me want a glass of wine to soothe my nerves. Read more...
Tags: Science, Agriculture, Wine, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Pour One Out


10 of the UK’s best vineyard and distillery stays

Rooms with a brew: vineyards, breweries and distilleries where you can raise a glass and spend the night in a hotel or cottageIn the new wine heartlands of the South Downs, this 600-acre estate was started in 2010 and the first vintage of its Sussex sparkling wine arrived in 2018. With a tasting room and restaurant, staying here is a Napa Valley-style experience. There are also 10 en-suite rooms in the restored flint barns, including some with bunks, and prices are reasonable. A posh hostel vibe...
Tags: Travel, Food, UK, Hotels, Life and style, Food And Drink, Wine, Top 10s, Whisky, Sussex, Wine Holidays, Cottages, United Kingdom Holidays, South Downs, Napa Valley


All-Access Pass

This blog post is sponsored by but as always, the opinions and experiences expressed in this post are my own. Still feeling a bit depleted following the holiday havoc? The dust has settled and the days of 2020 valiantly soldier on, but something seems to be missing. Plagued by an undefinable emptiness, once spirited conversations suddenly fall flat, marred by a pervasive emptiness. Don’t worry, it’s in your head- It’s simply not in your wine cellar, either! Pouring generous glasses all throug...
Tags: Reviews, Food, Japan, Shopping, Alcohol, Baking, Wine, Napa, Party, Delivery, Don, Sake, Loire Brut NV, Katafune Tokubetsu Honjozo Genshu Niigata


Trader Joe’s again selling ‘Two-Buck Chuck’ for that iconic price

The darling of the discount wine world is back. “Two-Buck Chuck” has returned to the shelves of Trader Joe’s at the $1.99 price that inspired the nickname. Chuck, aka Charles Shaw, actually never left — but the price for the wines, available in both red and white, had risen to $2.99 over the years. According to the Los Angeles Business Journal, the roll-back occurred last week and applies to all California stores. “We’ve been able to work with the producer of Charles Shaw to make some improvemen...
Tags: Chuck, Business, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Modesto, Wine, Ceres, Joe, Shaw, Business Journal, Los Angeles Business Journal, Charles Shaw, Fred Franzia, Top Stories LADN


The Best Pan Sauce Is Mostly Butter

One can get finicky with pan sauces. (I, for one, am guilty of this.) Various thickening agents, aromatics, and even cream all bring certain charms to the pan, but my favorite (and incidentally easiest) pan sauce to make is mostly butter.Read more...
Tags: Wine, Lifehacks, Butter, Pan Sauce


Americans’ Wine Consumption Dropped For The First Time In 25 Years

(CNN) — Perhaps Kathie Lee Gifford’s retirement is having a more detrimental effect than previously thought: Wine is falling out favor with Americans. That’s according to a new report from industry group IWSR that found wine consumption has dropped for the first time in 25 years. Instead, Americans are drinking more spirits and ready-to-drink cocktails, like hard seltzers, following a broader trend of people seeking out less caloric beverages as they become more health conscious. Beer also remai...
Tags: Europe, News, Kathie Lee Gifford, US, California News, America, European Union, Cnn, Austin, Airbus, Wine, Donald Trump, Tito, Anheuser Busch, Jack Daniel, Brown Forman


French chef Alain Ducasse declares war on dry January

Star chef says he is ‘obsessed with selling wine’ and wants to diners to drink more, not lessFrench chef Alain Ducasse, an outspoken opponent of Dry January, has launched an initiative to entice patrons of his restaurants to drink more during the first month of the year, not less.“I like swimming against the tide,” he told AFP on Tuesday, announcing plans to proffer top bottles of Burgundy and Bordeaux at knockdown prices to encourage diners to order wine by the bottle rather than by the glass. ...
Tags: Health, Food, Europe, France, Alain Ducasse, Chefs, Wine, Bordeaux, Afp


Delicious Canadian food – 40 food experiences to make you fall in love with Canada!

I’ve always loved food as a gateway to culture, a way to dip our fork into the traditions, landscapes and history of the places we visit. Over several trips to Canada I’ve tasted some delicious Canadian food, from the lobster and seafood that abound in the cold, clear Atlantic waters of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, to the multicultural flavours of port cities like Halifax and Victoria that welcomed immigrants from all over the world. There’s a diversity of landscape that inspires C...
Tags: Travel, Food, World, Canada, Atlantic, Food And Drink, Nova Scotia, Wine, Victoria, North America, Halifax, Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Vancouver Island


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 6-13

  Bolton Hall Museum on Commerce Avenue in Tujunga. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Sidewalk Astronomers: Members of the group set up telescopes for a look at the moon on two dates and venues in Burbank: 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 6 (Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., 818-238-5600), a...
Tags: Apple, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Fishing, Wine, Lulu, Book Club, Local News, Penguin Random House, Nancy, Joe, James Baldwin, Wendy


Georges Duboeuf, France's 'king of Beaujolais', dies aged 86

Tributes paid to wine producer who ‘raised the Beaujolais flag around the world’Tributes have been paid to the wine merchant Georges Duboeuf, known in France as the “king of Beaujolais” for his production and promotion of the famous wine variety.Duboeuf, who has died aged 86, founded Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, one of the largest wine companies in France, and was almost single-handedly responsible for making Beaujolais nouveau popular. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Europe, France, World news, Wine, Beaujolais, Georges Duboeuf, Georges Duboeuf France, Duboeuf, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf


Notes: On Quantifiable Taste

Harboring identity statistics that do not impact our health or wellbeing On the morning of 2 January, I purchased my first monthly MetroCard of the decade. The act made me wonder if I had actually bought 12 of them in 2019 or if my travel schedule had prevented it. I didn’t keep track. I could have looked through Mint to see my transaction history—but I …
Tags: Health, Notes, Apps, Spotify, Books, Music, TV, Design, Movies, Traveling, Films, Social Media, Tech, Information, Data, Reading


Store Your Leftover Red Wine in The Fridge

If your New Year’s Eve adventures left you with a few open bottles of wine, you might want to throw those bottles in the fridge—even the red bottles.Read more...
Tags: Red Wine, Wine, Lifehacks, Wine Tips


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Dec. 30-Jan. 6

  West Hills Neighborhood Council meets at deToledo High School. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2. Granada Hills Charter High School, Rawley Hall, 10535 Zelzah Ave. www.ghsnc.org West Hills Neighborhood Council: 7 p.m. Jan. 2. deT...
Tags: Apple, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fishing, Wine, Connor, Book Club, Local News, Penguin Random House, Nancy, Joe, Ruth, Wendy, Anaheim


This Holiday Season: Keep Calm and Food Can Help

This holiday season, in the spirit of self care, look for foods and eating habits that give comfort, inner calm and health. [Author: Dr. Ayala]
Tags: Food and Drink, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Calories, Fiber, Fruits, Garlic, Ginger, Herbs, Inflammation, New Year Resolution, Onion, Spices, Tea, Turmeric, Veggies


Best of CH 2019: Editors’ Favorites

From our thousands of stories published this year, meaningful articles selected by our NYC-based staff Browsing the thousands of stories we published on COOL HUNTING this year, in search of personal favorites, would present many problems if the very process of writing didn’t lend itself to favoritism. When asked what we’d recommend reading, we on staff already knew the many answers. That’s because the selections …
Tags: Travel, Food, Art, Photography, Japan, Science, Design, London, Style, NYC, Restaurants, New York City, Bars, Tech, Brooklyn, Drinking