Wine News for 9/1/2008

Wine News for 9/1/2008

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Stories and news from the wine world:

  • The Step-by-Step Process of Making French Wine
    — There is extra care put into a French wine and this thoughtful consideration adds something special to every single French wine on the market today.
  • Making White Wine: A Labor of Love
    — The grapes are grown at the wineries and then turned into wine and there are many varieties of grapes; each one either used either alone or combined to make different wines. But how exactly is white wine made?
  • Making Your Own Wine: Where to Buy Wine Bottles
    — If you are interested in making your own wine, there are a few ingredients and pieces of equipment that you are going to need to purchase. One of the most important, of course are the wine bottles that you are going to use.
  • Wine Region Map of Spain
    — With detailed illustrations of its varied terrain and topography, the map artfully showcases Spainâs vast variety of wines resulting from distinctive terrain, climate and winemaking styles.
  • Crop Forecast Increases for 2008 California Wine Grape
    — Wine-type variety grape production for California is forecast at 3.40 million tons, up 6 percent from both the July forecast and from the 2007 crop, according to the USDA-NASS California field office.
  • Green Your Wine Cellar
    — The environmental benefits of boxed wine is that cardboard and plastic bags weigh much less than bottles.
  • Bargain Wine and the Big Mac Index
    — Wine prices in the U.S. appear to be heading up – what’s a bargain-seeking shopper to do? That’s the question I was asked by the wine and spirits editor of a major cooking magazine. The answer is to try to make the exchange rate work for you, not against you.
  • The WineRack – A Wine-Filled Bra!
    — The WineRack has a “special boob-enhancing polyurethane bladder” that holds up to 750ml of the alcohol of your choice.
  • What to do with Leftover Wine
    — While it’s easy to throw a vat of macaroni in a Tupperware bowl or wrap a piece of bread in a plastic baggie, the same can’t be said for wine.

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