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  • Wine Down Wednesday returns to Frothy Monkey, to benefit Community Resource Center February 26, 2021 5:53 am Brentwood Home Page Frothy Monkey’s first Wine Down Wednesday of the year will take place on March 3, which also marks the one-year anniversary of the 2020 Nashville Tornado. Soon after that day, Frothy partnered with Community Resource Center in Nashville as donation drop- …
  • Local wineries take home New York Wine Classic awards February 26, 2021 5:30 am NEWS10 ABC NEW YORK (WETM) — New York awarded “Best of Class” to wineries across the state, with some locals earning top recognition. State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced and congratulated the winners of the 2021 New York Wine Classic on Thursday. …
  • ‘Sin Tax’ Hike in South Africa Will Backfire, Wine Exporter Says February 26, 2021 4:33 am Bloomberg News
  • Burglar steals NYC wine shop's entire $300G inventory, flees to 'parts unknown' February 26, 2021 3:50 am Fox News Fashion faux-pas to trendy chic: How a wine stain inspired an online retailer. Merl-oh no. Police in New York City are investigating the burglary of a wine shop in Manhattan — a theft that reportedly wiped the store of its entire inventory. Police say the …
  • Wine Competition Concours Mondial De Bruxelles Changes Venues February 26, 2021 1:18 am Forbes Concours Mondial de Bruxelles tasting session in Aigle, Switzerland, in 2019. Creativeroom SPRL - Simon Beuzart      The Covid-19 crisis has had a profound influence on the global wine industry. The supply chain has been disrupted and hotel, restaurant, …
  • This wine warrior wants Utah’s next ballot initiative to be liquor privatization February 25, 2021 8:46 pm The Salt Lake Tribune Proceeds from his book, “Mormons, Merlot and the Utah Liquor Monopoly,” would help fund a push by voters. (Photo courtesy of Spartacus Falanghina) Spartacus Falanghina is the pen name for a former liquor broker turned author. He wants Utah to get serious …
  • Pluck Wine Bar to Open in March in the Warehouse District February 25, 2021 5:03 pm Biz New Orleans - Louisiana NEW ORLEANS – Pluck Wine Bar is scheduled for a March opening in the Warehouse District. Owner Skye LaTorre is a veteran of the restaurant industry who began her career at Emeril’s Delmonico two decades ago. With Pluck, she plans to present an “obsessively …
  • New Orleans Wine & Food Experience Uncorks 2021 Plans February 25, 2021 5:03 pm Biz New Orleans - Louisiana NEW ORLEANS – Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 for the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, organizers have moved the event to June 9-13. “We are excited about our summer plans,” said Aimee Brown, NOWFE executive …
  • Building Bridges: Wine Innovators Pave The Way For Future Generations February 25, 2021 4:45 pm Forbes Tasting in the Dark at Frank Family Vineyards Frank Family Vineyards Wine is about bringing people together. Just like with a good meal, wine is best savored with people you enjoy spending time with. Wine tasting is just as much about the quality time and …
  • The Canned Wine Spritzer Trend Just Got Another Cool Cat: An Interview Rocco Venneri February 25, 2021 2:36 pm Forbes Cool Cat's Founder Rocco Venneri Cool Cat Starting a business is never easy, especially when all the odds are stacked against you. These odds didn’t stop Cool Cat’s founder Rocco Venneri, a Black gay man, from pursuing his dreams of creating a low- …
  • We tried Firstleaf wine club and it was lots of fun February 25, 2021 12:17 pm Albany Times Union - New York About halfway through our Thursday night Zoom happy hour, our Director of Content Marketing tried to take a sip directly from an elaborate wine decanter, on camera. He missed his mouth entirely, sending his Bordeaux streaming out of frame and, presumably, …
  • What's happening March 3-9: Scotch whiskey dinner in Cocoa, wine and cheese in IHB February 25, 2021 11:59 am Florida Today Stag night The birth of one of the finest malt scotch whiskeys in the planet started back in 1263 with a wayward stag. Colin of Kintail, Chief of the Clan Mackenzie saved King Alexander III from the fury of a charging stag and the grateful monarch repaid …
  • Wine Can Be Fun---Seriously February 25, 2021 9:39 am Wall Street Journal I’VE BEEN THINKING about Ralph Steadman recently. From the late 1980s through the 1990s, the English illustrator lent his whimsical style to wine books as well as the catalog for the Oddbins wine, beer and spirits retail chain in the U.K. Think tipsy, red- …
  • How a winemaker from Russia made Californian wine world-famous February 25, 2021 9:29 am Big News Network Andre Tchelistcheff could have been killed in the Russian Civil War, but he survived to revolutionize the American wine-making industry. On June 7, 1976, Time Magazine announced the results of the Paris Tasting: a panel of distinguished judges ruled two …
  • Oregon bill would hike wine, beer and cider taxes February 25, 2021 6:16 am Capital Press SALEM — Oregon legislators Tuesday introduced House Bill 3296, dubbed the Addiction Crisis Recovery Act, which would increase the state's beer tax by 2,800% and wine tax by 1,700%. Based on industry estimates, HB 3296 would increase the cost of every …
  • Uncorking Wisconsin's Racial Gap in the Wine Industry February 25, 2021 5:24 am Wisconsin State News MADISON, Wis. — A Black History Month special on wine highlights the lack of Black leadership in Wisconsin’s wine industry. What You Need To Know Table Wine owner Molly Moran put together a pack of wines made by Black vintners and owners The pack of wines …
  • Like wine, environmental conditions impact flavor of whiskey, study finds February 25, 2021 4:42 am Tillamook Headlight-Herald Flavor differences in whiskey can be discerned based solely on the environment in which the barley used to make the whiskey is grown, a new study co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher found. This is first scientific study that found the …
  • Volume Of Wine On The Rise February 24, 2021 11:25 pm Scoop - Business Press Release – Statistics New Zealand The total volume of wine available for consumption in New Zealand rose in 2020, Stats NZ said today. The volume of wine available to the New Zealand market was up 4.3 percent in 2020, in contrast to falls in each of …
  • Wine Guy: Appreciating wine from east of the Adriatic February 24, 2021 10:52 pm The Province Breadcrumb Trail Links Wine Life The Wine Guy offers up three bottles from the Eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea Author of the article: James Nevison Photo by Roxiller /Getty Images Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through …
  • Wine 10K moves to Hoover, adds 5K option February 24, 2021 10:50 pm Hoover Sun The nonprofit Aspire Sports Institute is moving its Wine 10K road race from Homewood to Hoover this year and adding a 5K option. The runs are scheduled for March 6 at the Finley Center in the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. For the first five years, the Wine …
  • Chef Joey Maggiore Launches New Wine Line February 24, 2021 9:54 pm Phoenix Magazine “If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul,” author and media personality Clifton Fadiman is reported to have said. Chef Joey Maggiore is sharing a bit of his soul with diners with the launch last weekend of his private selection wine label at …
  • Whole fruit cider: ‘It’s the wine of Ireland’ February 24, 2021 9:51 pm The Irish Times We are lucky to have some great apple growers in this country. I hesitate to call them cider makers because Highbank, David Llewellyn, Killahora, Longueville and Stonewell are responsible for a range of fascinating apple-based drinks, including cider. …
  • Counterfeit bottles of Yellow Tail wine found circulating in different parts of UK February 24, 2021 9:34 pm Fox News Buildings and wineries continue burning in Napa and Sonoma counties; Matt Finn reports from Deer Park. Budget wine drinkers are not getting what they bargained for. Counterfeit bottles of Yellow Tail, the ubiquitous Australian wine known for its affordable …
  • Venezuelan media executive sells South Beach condo with sunrise terraces, wine vault for $15M (Photos) February 24, 2021 8:42 pm South Florida Business Journal
  • MICHAEL FRIDJHON: Top wines from the Agulhas Wine Triangle February 24, 2021 8:40 pm BusinessLIVE The new frontier at the tip of the continent has made inroads into the wine world BL PREMIUM 24 February 2021 - 05:05 Michael Fridjhon The heartland of the Agulhas Wine Triangle is bleak and beautiful. There are some gentle rolling hills but also stony …
  • Can’t Raise over UGX1Bn For Bobi Wine Vehicle! Mirundi Stings NUP Supporters February 24, 2021 8:02 pm Red Pepper Kampala – The former presidential press secretary, Tamale Mirundi has dismissed talks that Bobi Wine’s car was bought by National Unity Platform (NUP) Supporters, RedPepper learns. Mortar mouth Mirundi further lashed out citing that the former presidential …
  • Museveni Lawyers Demand ‘Billions’ as Bobi Wine ‘Plans Fundraiser’ February 24, 2021 8:02 pm Red Pepper Kampala – The lawyers representing President Museveni and the ruling NRM government have told former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) to prepare for costs “in billions of shillings” after withdrawing the petition challenging President …
  • Bill would increase taxes on beer, wine, cider to fund addiction recovery programs February 24, 2021 6:00 pm Statesman Journal - Oregon
  • Running the math on the proposed Oregon beer and wine tax increase February 24, 2021 5:26 pm Bizjournals
  • JING Las Vegas to host wine tasting every Tuesday February 24, 2021 3:30 pm Nevada State News JING Las Vegas located at Downtown Summerlin will be hosting a wine tasting every Tuesday, starting Feb. 23. Each wine tasting will take place in the restaurant’s chic main dining room with live music. The first two wine tasting Tuesdays will feature …
  • Oregon bill would hike beer, cider and wine taxes by more than 2000% February 24, 2021 2:15 pm Bizjournals Feb 23, 2021 Updated Feb 23, 2021, 1:46pm PST A bill to increase alcohol taxes to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for prevention and treatment of substance abuse is drawing staunch opposition from the Oregon Beverage Alliance and strong support from …
  • Bobi Wine withdraws Ugandan election result challenge February 24, 2021 1:38 pm BusinessLIVE Kampala — Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine said on Monday he was withdrawing a court case challenging presidential election results that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri Museveni, alleging bias by Supreme Court judges hearing the case. Museveni, a …
  • Cheers! Free Wine For 101-Year-Old Woman After She Applied For A Job So She Can Buy Her Own Booze February 24, 2021 12:27 pm Westside Gazette - Florida PROMISSAO, Brazil – A 101-year-old Brazilian woman has become an overnight inspiration for many after she applied for a local business job in an effort to buy her favorite food and wine. The woman identified as Maria Cardoso was born on Nov. 3, 1919, and …
  • Hot in the City: Sipping in the suburbs at the Greenway Wine Bar February 24, 2021 9:39 am RiotACT Two Before Ten becomes the Greenway Wine Bar three nights a week. Photo: Kazuri Photography. Two Before Ten, the busy café on the lake in Tuggeranong, does double duty three nights a week as the Greenway Wine Bar. The two-storey sunlit space was planned …
  • Chandler store houses a whole wine-making operation February 24, 2021 9:17 am The Mesa Tribune - Arizona GET OUT STAFF You won’t find grapevines or even grapes around Basil and Colleen Kaspar’s Chandler store, but inside you’ll find all the makings for the small-batch, home-made wines they make, bottle and sell there. What started as a hobby for Basil 18 …
  • Toast to the Future? French Grapes, Vintage Wine Whiz Back From Orbit After Zero Gravity Experiment February 24, 2021 9:05 am Sputnik International Tech 17:06 GMT 23.02.2021Get short URL Those behind the research hope to see how stresses produced by zero gravity affect plant growth, and whether spatial conditions could be used to tackle agricultural challenges on Earth. A cargo of 320 Merlot and …
  • Wine Guy: February 24, 2021 8:10 am The Gazette - Colorado Have you experienced how cold weather drives cravings for hearty foods and matching red wines? For me, the first wine I think of in winter is a dessert wine — Port from Portugal. And that means Tawny Port. Two of the best are Dow’s and Graham’s, owned by …
  • Wine writer, Kitsap native who died in plane crash is remembered in new book February 24, 2021 7:14 am Kitsap Sun - Washington State When Paige Stockley found her late father’s journal, she found a gateway to a world of fine food and wine. She and her sister, Dina Moreno, knew their father would want to share his experiences with the community he loved, so they published the journal as …
  • JING Las Vegas to Host Wine Tasting Tuesdays, Every Tuesday Beginning Tues., Feb 23 February 24, 2021 5:21 am Nevada Business Magazine The Downtown Summerlin® Eatery Will Feature Three Pairings From the Notorious Pink Wine Series What: JING Las Vegas located at Downtown Summerlin® will be hosting a wine tasting every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, February 23. Each wine tasting will take …
  • Shannon Dale Wine February 24, 2021 4:30 am Garrett County Republican - Maryland WESTON- Shannon Dale Wine of Orlando, WV was called home to be with the Lord suddenly at the age of 50, of a brain stem hemorrhage on Thursday, February 18th, 2021. She was born on October 12th, 1970 in Gassaway, WV, the daughter of Terry and Janet ( …