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Global #Zinfandel Day Nov 19th

Celebrate
the wonders of the Zinfandel grape on ALL social media sites

Friday,
November 19th 2010

This event is going to be a global 24-hour celebration taking place both virtually and
in-person.

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How to open a bottle of champagne with a sword

Ever wonder how to impress the hell out of your friends?! Why with le sabrage of course! Le Sebrage is the art of opening a bottle of champagne (or any sparkling wine for that matter) with a sword. Teaching yourself to “behead” a bottle of champagne isn’t hard, but takes a little practice (and a case or two of cheap bubbly) to perfect.

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Wine & Food Pairing: 2009 Forefront Pinot Gris and Braised Pork Shoulder

A wine and food pairing of the 2009 Forefront Pinot Gris with Braised Pork Shoulder with Rustic Oven Polenta. A pairing to remember!

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October 28th 2010 is Global #Champagne Day

Join in a global #CHAMPAGNE tasting with friends from around the globe!

You can partake in person or online, all you will need is a bottle of #champagne and a willingness to share your thoughts.

We think that life is worth celebrating with #Champagne, great friends, and great food every day, not just on October 28th.

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You have to Albariño Crawl before you can walk

Imagine you were invited to a Pub crawl, only there was no beer and no Pub but in its place there was gourmet Tapas and Albariño, my kind of night!

And so starts a cool spring night in San Francisco where a collection of wine writers, bloggers, geeks, and PR professionals gathered to spoil themselves with great food and Rais Baixas’s top Albariños’ from the 2008 vintage. On the agenda were three diverse restaurants meant to highlight the varieties affinity with a diverse array of foods

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Podcast 23-Value from Bordeaux

We are particularly excited about this podcast because we get to discuss a topic that is not usually associated with this region, and that is value. Join us as we taste through 3 wines; a white, rose, and red wine from the broader appellations of Bordeaux. All of the wines we taste are in the sub $15 range and deliver on the promise of good QPR (quality price ratio).

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On the Verge at Hospice du Rhone 2010

ChrisO interviews Jay Kell from Verge Winery at the 2010 Hospice du Rhone Grand Tasting. Find out what this wine has in common with Queen Latifah and Burning Man.

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Protect your right to choose!!! Stop H.R. 5034

Help us stop HR 5034, a bill submitted to the House of Representatives in Washington DC. HR 5034 is a bill that threatens to end direct shipping of wine from wineries to consumers.

It is an act of anti-commerce and fear mongering by wine wholesalers and distributors. Contact your representative to vote NO on HR 5034.

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Vintuba TV- Annual Life Cycle of the Vine

FYI not your plumbers Bud break either:
Contrary to popular believe not all the action in the winemaking process happens in the cellar, some of the most fascinating activity takes place in the vineyard throughout the four seasons. Take a quick look at this short video on the life cycle of the vine so that you can better understand what is going on in the vineyards year round. For more detailed info see below:

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Vintuba TV – Decanting Wine

Ever wondered why and when you should decant a wine? Check out our latest video and find out.

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The Stories Behind Wine Episode 2 – Oslavia – Drinking History

Inspired by the book, “Ribolla Gialla Oslavia: The Invisible Part of a Wine,” we travel to a little village in Italy called Oslavia that has been gaining popularity in the wine world for producing non-traditional, original wines with the Ribolla Gialla grape. The battle ground for both 20th century world wars, this area experienced complete destruction only to have strong independent winemakers return to replant its vineyards and rebuild. With Ribolla Gialla, you can drink Oslavia’s history.

The Stories Behind Wine Episode 1 – Port

Port

History-Science-Party

We talk to Nick Poleto Director of wine education for Kobrand Imports. Get out your smoking jacket, light up your cigars and kick back to the soothing tales of Port.

Wine Soiree- An interview with Andrew Lazorchak

ChrisO, from vintuba.com, interviews Andrew Lazorchak from Wine Soiree, the man behind the latest wine aeration innovation. Watch as wine is spilled, decanters hugged, and millionaires made.

Podcast 23-Value from Bordeaux

We are particularly excited about this podcast because we get to discuss a topic that is not usually associated with this region, and that is value. Join us as we taste through 3 wines; a white, rose, and red wine from the broader appellations of Bordeaux. All of the wines we taste are in the sub $15 range and deliver on the promise of good QPR (quality price ratio).

Rhone where you want to – An interview with John Alban

Ever wonder why the annual Hospice du Rhone event is held in Paso Robles California and not the Rhone Valley of France? Well so did we! We asked John Alban, the founder of and chief evangelist of the Hospice du Rhone movement, this very question and many others and got answers that may surprise you. Who would have thought that you would hear Rhone wines mentioned in the same sentence as Baskin Robins, 80′s big hair glam rock, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. What are some of your favorite Rhone style wines?

On the Verge at Hospice du Rhone 2010

ChrisO interviews Jay Kell from Verge Winery at the 2010 Hospice du Rhone Grand Tasting. Find out what this wine has in common with Queen Latifah and Burning Man.

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