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2008-09-14 03:00:15

It was a sunny day cooled by ocean breezes at Rainbow Lagoon for the Long Beach Grand Cru Public Wine Tasting Benefit on Aug. 16, attended by approximately 1,300 guests. This was the 14th annual International Wine Competition produced by the Long Beach Office of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. This year's series of events raised more than $327,000. It has grown from a modest wine tasting benefit in 1995 to become one of the most- respected professionally judged wine...

2008-09-14 00:00:21

A t Red & White we are always trying to find ways to improve the company but to be honest, because we are a young company, the majority of improvements are made simply to allow us to survive. Yet there comes a point when the environmental impact of our daily lives becomes impossible to ignore. The inevitable discussion has ensued of how we can become a "greener" company. Small we might be, but there is no morality in disposing of cardboard and glass bottles through the normal trade...

2008-09-05 09:00:23

A GOOD SHOCK might be needed to wake up those who nod off during the slow pacing of "Bottle Shock," a romantic comedy that is as much about whining as it is about wine. Nonetheless, there is no snob like a wine snob, and thirsty vino enthusiasts can rally around this movie for its vocabulary alone. There's lots of talk about the palate and vintage and sipping and such. What's more, there is the irresistible premise that the California wines of Napa Valley are going to compete with the...

2008-08-17 18:00:34

By Ambrose Clancy That crisp Pinot Grigio or mellow Cotes du Rhone is costing you up to 20 percent more than last year, not because it's cleaner on the palate or smoother going down. It's because of the rapid spike in what it costs to go from grape to glass. The suddenly pricey journey from a European vineyard to your favorite restaurant and liquor store is producing a sea change in where wine is imported from and has local wine businesses scrambling. Importers and distributors here are...

2008-06-24 02:29:22

Some have fizz. Most have pizazz. And, of course, they all have a certain buzz attached to them, and not just the type that imbibing can provide (in moderation, of course). The weather might not yet be sizzling hot, but these summer beverages certainly are. Whether summer actually ever gets here, or we end up with one of those five-month springlike seasons (works for me!), there's no shortage of cool cooling-off options to whet/wet your appetite. From roses to rose water and rose petals...

2006-06-07 13:13:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The legislative body that introduced "freedom fries" to the world has once again thumbed its nose at France. The U.S. House of Representatives, where french fries were renamed in anger at France's opposition to the Iraq war, late on Tuesday passed a resolution honoring a landmark 1976 wine tasting that saw California's Napa Valley beat the best Bordeaux and Burgundy had to offer. That surprise victory in a blind tasting thirty years ago uncorked an industry...

2006-04-19 13:22:44

By Henrique Almeida LISBON (Reuters) - A top Portuguese wine maker has announced he is switching from corks to aluminum bottle caps, causing alarm in the world's biggest cork-producing country. Miguel Champalimaud, owner of the Quinta do Cotto vineyard, said on Wednesday some critics had even accused him of lack of patriotism by moving to screw caps. "Today a cork is more expensive than a liter of wine. We have become cork salesmen instead of wine sellers," Champalimaud told...

2006-02-23 09:25:00

By Chris Johnson DITCHLING COMMON -- Something extraordinary is happening among the chalky hills and pastures of southern England -- and it's adding a sparkle to one of the country's oldest industries. Britain's tiny wine industry, long the butt of dinner party jokes, is being revolutionized by a new generation of professionals who are replanting orchards and wheat fields with vines and winning prizes worldwide. The wine is so good that at least one champagne house has moved across the...

2005-11-24 10:33:55

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - A new study upset French wine producers on Thursday by calling for wine bottles to carry public health warnings to combat alcohol abuse. A report drawn up for the Health Ministry recommended that French wine bottles should carry labels similar to those on packets of cigarettes to help fight alcoholism, which it said affects one in 10 people in France. The study could cause another hangover for French wine producers who are struggling to cope...

2005-11-21 08:15:54

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Reuters) - Get ready for Bangalore Nouveau. Best known for its teas and spices, India now aims to place its wines on supermarket shelves in Europe and the United States. Rising incomes and easier regulations mean a chicken tikka is now more likely to be washed down with a glass of local red, prompting a rush of local entrepreneurs and foreign firms to tap both the domestic market and global interest in New World wines. India's wine market is estimated at 5...


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