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Is elevated atmospheric CO2 to blame for rising alcohol levels in wine?

Lisa Perrotti-Brown of the Wine Advocate recently published an article that caused quite a stir on the Internets. Lisa begins by saying that that the rise in alcohol levels in many wines is inexplicable. It has left her scratching her head. She’s puzzled, as are many of the winemakers that she’s been speaking with. Baffled, [...]

The Wine Dinner Advocate

3 months agoFood & Drink / Wine : Vinography

On 5 July, the tyre company (and restaurant guide publisher) Michelin announced their ownership of a 40% stake in wine critic Robert M Parker, Jr's The Wine Advocate for an undisclosed sum. The press release issued by Michelin concerning the purchase is remarkably short on strategic intent. Show More Summary

17 rosé wines to drink on Memorial Day, most under $20

The old adage says happy people see life through rose-colored glasses, but I'd rather be looking through the bottom of a rosé-filled glass. I advocate drinking rosé year-round — why limit a good thing? — but there's something about warmer temps that especially call for a lip-puckering, mouth-watering...

“U.S. For Voting Rights Advocates, Court Decision Is ‘Temporary Victory’”

Michael Wines in the NYT: It seemed like an important victory for voting rights advocates on Monday when the Supreme Court declined to reconsider an appellate decision striking down North Carolina’s restrictive voting law. But those who follow the arcana … Continue reading ?

3 Rings 2013 Shiraz, Barossa Valley

It’s interesting how fashion changes in the wine world. When this wine was first released, it was the belle of the ball. Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate gave the 2004 Reserve release a whopping 96 points.  For the next four vintages, […] The post 3 Rings 2013 Shiraz, Barossa Valley appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

When Sake Smells Fishy

Something unusual happened recently. Or rather several somethings in the world of sake. For the first time since 1998, the august publication the Wine Advocate reviewed a bunch of Japanese sake. And, as my friend and colleague BlakeShow More Summary

Tasting Report: Robert Parker’s Matter of Taste, 2015

Wine events are a dime a dozen, particularly in Northern California, but Matter of Taste, launched in 2014 by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, is something worth your consideration. The idea is simple: With a focus on (but not exclusive to)… Continue reading ? The post Tasting Report: Robert Parker’s Matter of Taste, 2015 appeared first on Drinkhacker.

Why Pure Food & Wine’s Workers Refuse to Give Up on the Troubled Restaurant

Former employees and their supporters gather over a vegan potluck. Last night, disgruntled former employees of Pure Food & Wine organized a vegan potluck outside the embattled restaurant's storefront to advocate for their cause. TheShow More Summary

Session #100 announced: Resurrecting the beer dead

That The Session has persisted for 100 months seems pretty astonishing to me. It apparently has outlasted Wine Blogging Wednesday. Coincidentally, the 100th edition of Beer Advocate magazine recently shipped to subscribers and beer friendly establishments where it is available. It includes a timeline with highlights from years beginning in 2007 — at that time, […]

(Not) meeting Robert Parker

This week Robert Parker was in town. The most famous wine critic of all: a true wine celebrity. And he was holding a press conference! This was quite a thing. I was very excited. While I know some of the Wine Advocate team (I have spent quite a bit of time with both Luis and Neal), [...]

Melissa Etheridge Launching Line of 'Cannabis-Infused' Wines

3 years agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has been a staunch advocate of medical marijuana after her battle with breast cancer.

Comparing the same wine sealed with cork and screwcap

The closure debate has moved on quite a bit since the days when it was practically pitched warfare between the screwcap advocates (mainly Australia and New Zealand) and those who liked the traditional solution of natural cork. Now there’s a sort of truce. For commercial wines, few have a problem with screwcaps. They’re taint free, they [...]

Booze & Brews: The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is...

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is advocating for an increase to its markup on liquor and wine, reports the AP. The move — which would mark the state's first increase in 20 years — would add 35 cents to each unit (up...

Rape and Abortion: victims in Chile

by Stephanie Gray The country of Chile is famous for its wine, but abortion advocates would say its infamous for its tough stance on abortion—killing one’s pre-born child is illegal there, no exceptions. The country’s belief that all humans are equal, regardless of development level, came under…

Double Home Run: 2008 Penfolds Grange Shiraz

The 2008 Penfolds Grange has received a perfect 100 point score from both Wine Spectator and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Wine Spectator’s Editor-at-Large describes the Australian-made Shiraz as being “utterly majestic” and having “tremendous presence”. Read the rest of the story at: Double Home Run: 2008 Penfolds Grange Shiraz

The Wine Advocate introduces new terms for the trade

Continuing the significant changes unfolding at the Wine Advocate over the past six months, the publication has announced new terms and rates for trade subscribers. Previously, subscriptions were line-priced at $99 a year. Going forward, trade subscriptions will be $199. What do they get for the extra fee? Employees can use the same login. And [...]Show More Summary

Parker on bourbon – and bourbon writer on Parker

Robert Parker included some tasting notes on Bourbon in the most recent Wine Advocate. Over at the blog Scotch & Ice Cream, the author didn’t take too kindly to the fact that Parker put “his loafer-clad foot in our turf and has deigned to tell the masses what bourbon everyone should be drinking.” I’ll leave [...]Show More Summary

What they’re drinking: The Wine Advocate, Inc.

It’s pretty common to post pictures of which wines you’re drinking on Instagram or Twitter. If you’re drinking really great stuff, I suppose it’s a little douchey (although those photos do get the most “likes,” etc). But what if you pre-post a lineup of 34 magnums you will be tasting over the next few nights? [...]

Drinking and Jesus Turning Water to Wine

I've heard a lot of erroneous arguments myself made from the Bible in favor of drinking. But none more egregious than the one that advocates Jesus endorsed imbibing when he made water into wine at the wedding in Cana.

Wine Wire: Wine Advocate Sues Critic Over Missing Tasting Notes

The Wine Advocate has sued its former critic Antonio Galloni and his media partner All Grapes Media for breach of contract in withholding reviews and alleged fraud. The suit covers reviews that were previously scheduled, tasting notes from a...

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