Wine and the electoral process

In times of political campaigns, politics can seep into just about any part of life. It may even get into your wine.

For at least one Chilean wine producer, as I found out on Twitter, thanks to wine educator Bruce Cass, the ricochet from recent political events is rather stupefying. The name of the wine? Palin Syrah, a reasonably-priced organic wine made by renowned winemaker Alvaro Espinosa for GeoWines. The association with the one and only republican vice-presidential candidate is apparently causing people to walk away from it in San Francisco, while Texans are buying it with extra enthusiasm in Houston.

As a quick Google search will tell you, (more…)

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WBW 49: Bush Goes, Maison Blanche Stays

Although it is, for me, a part of everyday life, wine is also a celebratory drink. A well-chosen bottle can be a great part of special occasions.

For instance, asked dhonig, the soul behind the 2 Days per Bottle wine blog, as the theme for the 49th Wine Blogging Wednesday: what wine would best to toast the end of the George W. Bush era in American (and heck, world) politics?

Facetiously, I immediately thought of Shiraz, since, (more…)

The perfect tool for wine bloggers

I just found the perfect combination of wine lore and internet technology. And the perfect gift for everyone who loves to browse about wine online – or better yet, to write blogs about wine online.

Some funny guys in France “invented” it and put it online, for everyone’s amazement – or is that amusement. The only detail is that it seems to work only for French wines, so far.  If anyone volunteers to spread the copyright to everywhere else on Planet Wine, that would be amazing.

Ladies and gentlemen, here is the one and only USBWine.

Well. If it did exist, I’d have to have it. Wouldn’t you?

Published in: on November 29, 2007 at 12:49 am  Comments (1)