World’s most extreme vineyards

World’s most extreme vineyards

From craggy cliffs to explosive volcanos, there are few places in the world that winemakers fear to tread.

311Whether laying claim to being the world’s highest, coldest, most philanthropic, or smallest, the vintners of these vineyards prove there are few boundaries in the pursuit of a good wine.

Scroll through to see some of the world’s most precariously positioned vineyards…

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The Great Boom & The Epic Bust Of The Algerian Wine Industry

The Great Boom & The Epic Bust Of The Algerian Wine Industry

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When France seized Algeria as a colony in 1830, the country produced virtually no wine. Fifty years later, as Phylloxera ravaged French vineyards, plantings and production in Algeria soared. By the 1930s, Algeria had grown into the world’s largest exporter of wine, a title it largely held onto until 1962, when the French ceded control of the country. Over the next three decades production…

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Bordeaux Legend Baroness Philippine de Rothschild Dies at 80

Bordeaux Legend Baroness Philippine de Rothschild Dies at 80

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Former actress led Château Mouton-Rothschild and successful wine company through historic times

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, owner of Bordeaux first-growth Château Mouton-Rothschild and a monumental figure in the wine industry, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, following complications from surgery. She was 80.

Baroness Philippine took over the running of her family estates, which also include…

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CHAMPAGNE COUPE MOULDED FROM KATE MOSS’S BREAST LAUNCHED

CHAMPAGNE COUPE MOULDED FROM KATE MOSS’S BREAST LAUNCHED

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English supermodel Kate Moss’s left breast has been immortalised in a Champagne coupe designed by painter Lucian Freud’s daughter.

Taking Marie Antoinette as her inspiration, whose left breast was said to have served as the model for the first Champagne coupe in the late-18th century, British artist Jane McAdam Freud crafted the coupe from a mould of Moss’s left breast.

The glass has an…

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5 TRICKS TO REMOVE A RED WINE STAIN

5 TRICKS TO REMOVE A RED WINE STAIN

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Wine stains happen to the best of us. That’s just the risk we take for loving red wine so much. Eventually, in the midst of a good time, a little wine is going to spill and we’re going to have to deal with cleaning it up. Have no fear, red wine stains are not as difficult to remove as you might think, especially if you act quickly. Here are some of our favorite red wine stain removal tricks:

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The Way You Hold Your Glass Shows Your Class

The Way You Hold Your Glass Shows Your Class

The Way You Hold Your Glass Shows Your Class

Science reveals – through several very controlled experiments- the way you hold your drink says a lot about you. It’s science…and IT MATTERS, K?

In all seriousness, the way you hold your wine glass reveals plenty about personality, game, and the staggering amount you’ve had to drink.

1. The Harpy Claw

Yeah – you’re more of a beer drinker or bottom shelf cocktailer. In fact, this might be the…

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Left Field Cider Co.

A family of brewers blending local BC apples with French and English varieties for a minimally sweet alcoholic drink

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While roughly half of the world’s cider is still made in the UK, it turns out that the apples in British Columbia can yield a pretty kick-ass artisanal cider too. The young Left Field Cider Co., founded in 2011, started out as Kate Garthwaite’s curious hobby and eventually,…

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Keeping red wine away from clothing has usually been my modus operandi but the Italian footwear brand Moreschi is harnessing the pigmented powers of the alcoholic beverage for a limited edition line of shoes. The full grain calf leather lace-ups are hand-stained with a mixture that contains the vino Guado al Tasso. Anyone who purchases one of the pairs ( only 120 being put into production) will also get a bottle with their purchase. Salut to that.

Wine-Dyed Shoes for Oenophiles Keeping red wine away from clothing has usually been my modus operandi but the Italian footwear brand…

The wine Playbook

How to start your own cellar book and archive all your fine dinner moments. sorry form my unreadable hand writing - taken with a I phone

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I am reading a book called the enyojment of wine by H.W. Yoxall a Famous wine writer from a bygone era ( asuming from the vintages described and had served in both world wars).

The chapter notes of a cellarbook really graspt my imagination. The fact that you…

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Bud Break – 2014 – Saarloos and sons

Time Lapse from the El Camino Real Vineyard - Lets do the Break Down. Check out the…

This one appeals to the inner wine geek in all of us

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the Grape Dictionary: Bombino nero

Bombino nero is a red Italian wine grape variety that is grown in southern Italy, particularly the Puglia, Basilicata and Lazio as well as on the island of Sardinia. It is a permitted grape variety in the Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) wines of Castel del Monte and Lizzano. The grape is a primarily a blending grape but can be used as a varietal for red and rosé wines. Though DNA…

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metromap

The most amazing thing about this novel new wine map is how clearly it shows France’s complex wine regions. Created by architectural historian and wine buff Dr. David Gissen, it’s fun, great looking and wonderfully informative.

Available on delongwine.com
Metro Wine Map of France The most amazing thing about this novel new wine map is how clearly it shows France’s complex wine regions.