Impossible food-wine pairings: peanut brittle?!

We just finished up another session of my wine class at NYU this week. As part of an assignment, one student decided to present an “impossible” food to pair with wine to a wine shop. She made some homemade peanut brittle, went to Chambers Street Wines, presented the challenge to the staff there who–lo and […]

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Why do champagne prices decline during the holidays?

Why do Champagne prices often decrease during the holidays? Economic logic might hold that as demand increases–a huge amount of bubbly is put away during the last few weeks of the year–that prices should also increase. A recent article in the Times mounts a parallel quest in understanding why turkey prices fall as Thanksgiving approaches […]

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Why do champagne prices decline during the holidays?

Why do Champagne prices often decrease during the holidays? Economic logic might hold that as demand increases–a huge amount of bubbly is put away during the last few weeks of the year–that prices should also increase. A recent article in the Times mounts a parallel quest in understanding why turkey prices fall as Thanksgiving approaches […]

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Death of wine writing, kitty wine, M&A – sipped and spit

DEATH OF WINE WRITING, continued: The SF Chronicle will end the food & wine section as a stand-alone section. Although there will be no layoffs, the offices will be relocated, the test kitchen closed, and the column inches (presumably) reduced. [NYT] DEATH OF WINE DRINKING in Europe: Newsweek has a story on declining consumption of […]

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Vineyard prices in Burgundy

How much does that vineyard cost? In the video of the day, Alex Gambal, American in Burgundy, discusses vineyard prices in Burgundy and why he and his investors paid $10 million/acre for a sliver of land in Batard-Montrachet. “It’s a way to preserve capital…You’re buying Treasury bonds today at 2%. What would you rather buy, […]

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Vineyard prices in Burgundy

How much does that vineyard cost? In the video of the day, Alex Gambal, American in Burgundy, discusses vineyard prices in Burgundy and why he and his investors paid $10 million/acre for a sliver of land in Batard-Montrachet. “It’s a way to preserve capital…You’re buying Treasury bonds today at 2%. What would you rather buy, […]

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The EU bids adieu to the liquids ban

Perhaps you are reading this on your smartphone as you push back from the gate. With the end of the FAA’s ban on the use of personal electronic devices at take-off and landing, such a scenario is now possible (though in the latest for the “death of print,” magazine sales at airport kiosks will probably […]

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Wine tweeps to savor

With the Twitter IPO in the news this week, and the new in-line graphics and better threading of discussions, you’re probably wondering: who are some great wine people to follow on Twitter? Well, I have just what you need over on foodandwine.com. I put together a list of 16 wine people (“infulencers”) worth following on […]

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Wine tweeps to savor

With the Twitter IPO in the news this week, and the new in-line graphics and better threading of discussions, you’re probably wondering: who are some great wine people to follow on Twitter? Well, I have just what you need over on foodandwine.com. I put together a list of 16 wine people (“infulencers”) worth following on […]

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Why You Like The Wines You Like

Do you ever wonder why you like a wine and your spouse or friend doesn’t? Are you intimidated when someone raves about a wine that you find only ordinary? Tim Hanni, Master of Wine, tackles the questions in a lengthy (234 pages) soft cover book that intends “to empower wine …

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