Archive for August, 2008

wine… on a stick!

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Wine Authorities is teaming up with Locopops to bring us a limited edition of wine-flavored pops. Just the thing for these hot summer afternoons! These wine-pops will be sold only at Wine Authorities on Saturdays. This week it’s two adult flavors, Torrontes and Dry Rose, along with a non-alcohol Locopop favorite for the kiddies, cookies […]

blind wine tasting in Durham

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

How often do wine shops let the customers pick a wine to add to the inventory list? Only the good ones! Tomorrow night at BrandyWine Cellars (Renaissance Center in Durham) there will be a blind taste test of eight to ten New Zealand sauvignon blancs. The crowd favorite will become the next customer-picked bottle for […]

witty wine tags

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Another birthday present of mine were these colorful and witty wine tags describing various likely characteristics of one who has had too much to drink. I think people may end up switching as the night goes on. The euphemisms include: woozy, puzzled, befuddled, light-headed, boisterous, tipsy, glassy, obstreperous, fractious, bemused, unglued. ob·strep·er·ous, ?b?str?p?r?s resisting control […]

winery visits: Virginia, New York and South Africa

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Here is a quick roundup from our personal blog of some winery reviews from the last year and a half. Need to add one of the NC wine trails to this list! Long Island wineries (December 2007) Finger Lakes wineries (December 2007) Virginia wineries (May 2007) South Africa wineries (December 2006)

5th Annual Fall Wine Show at Weaver Street Market

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

We’ve been to two of Weaver Street‘s big wine tasting events (the Southern Village location) and have the 2005 and 2006 tasting glasses to prove it. They usually post a listing of all the wine available in their newsletter so you can get an idea of what to try before you show up thirsty. All […]

would you drink wine from a can?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

The winner of a 2006 Swedish packaging design competition was a single-serve can for wine. I suppose people are getting more used to wine-in-a-box, so could wine-in-a-can be far away?

Rosé Wine Limerick Contest 2008

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Wine Authorities is holding a Rosé limerick contest for those who love pink wine. Think you can come up with a witty rhyme? The deadline in August 30, 2008. They will be publishing winner’s poems in their weekly emails with author credit. Prizes! 1st place prize is a special gift basket 2nd place is a […]

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