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Wine Christmas gift tips

Maybe you want to find a good wine to offer as a Christmas gift. Or you just want a good wine with your Christmas meal. Here are some suggestions that we recently tasted. Barolo Albe, G.D. Vajra ,Piemonte, Italy, approx 20 euro. Brilliant Barolo with a good balance, aromas of red berries and plums and […]

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A Christmas gift recommendation: a good wine book

No Christmas is complete without a good book coming from Santa Claus. With environmental issues becoming more and more important perhaps a good book about wine and the environment should be on the wish list? Then we have just the thing for your. Earlier this autumn we had the pleasure of seeing a first of […]

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Christmas gift tip for the champagne fanatic: The Champagne Warrior

Slightly more affordable than Pieper-Heidsieck (see other item in this Brief) is The Champagne Warrior. Brad Baker is the self-appointed champagne warrior. One has to conclude that he is a champagne fanatic, and he publishes a newsletter on champagne, called The Champagne Warrior. It contains articles, both short and long, on champagne related subjects as […]

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Wine gadgets for Christmas?

What about a pair of ear-rings in the shape of grape bunches? Or a cocktail table with legs made from old vines? Or a tshirt with the text “I’ll trade my husband for wine”? Or keeping to the more down to earth things, decanters, glasses and many other kind of (potential) gift items. Lots of […]

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Something ‘nouveau’ in the Muscat?

Since 2006 a Muscat de Noel (Christmas Muscat wine) is launched just in time to be enjoyed around the Christmas tables. From this year it will be a special designation available to wines within the AOC Muscat de Rivesaltes provided they comply with the requirements: being a primeur wine and bottled before December 1 following […]

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Christmas gift? USBWine – download wines over broadband

The latest innovation in wine e-commerce is called USBWine. It’s a small USB-key-like device that you plug into your computer. You then visit one of the participating wine web sites and you can directly download the wines through your USB tap. Several different Bordeaux and Burgundy wines are initially on offer. Too good to be […]

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