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Water with Your Wine?

Posted by perle0 on 2005-10-03 18:20:59 (39843 views)

[The Pedestrian Wine Drinker]
[USA]
Adding water to your wine is almost as old as wine itself. The Romans and Greeks would have never considered drinking wine without adding water first; in fact, they considered it guache behavior on a par today with chugging Night Train out of a paper bag. Even in mediterranean countries today, wine mixed with water is considered a proper beverage for the family's children, with less water being added as the child grows older. Few of us in the U.S. want water in our wine, though. What we don't know is that much of the time, we're getting it anyway. And yet we should probably be thankful that we're getting our wine watered down for us.

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Build Your Own Wine Bottle Tree!

Posted by perle0 on 2007-08-29 01:20:04 (27388 views)

[Editorial]
[USA]
You like to drink wine. You drink a lot of wine. Of course you do; it tastes good! But what do you do with all those empty bottles? You could always recycle them...that's good for the Earth. Or you could make them into gorgeous wine bottle lamps. Or you could make a house out of them.

But if you want to do something wacky and decorative, with absolutely no practical value at all (but pretty), and simple enough for anyone with brute strength and zero crafts ability...try a wine bottle tree!

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Welcome to your source for Wine Information and Tasting Notes!

Posted by Admin on 2005-07-21 16:53:23 (22989 views)

[News]
[Louisiana]
Welcome to the LaWineClub.com web site!

This system is being built from the ground up to provide the online community with a comprehensive, searchable, flexible database of wine tasting notes, and will also serve as a local portal for wine enthusiasts. We want to embrace and work with all the other popular wine sites online and serve as a "central database" of tasting notes. Also be sure to visit our new Messageboards.

While this is a local wine portal, we happily encourage users from all around the world to register for free and add your Tasting Notes to the database!

Be sure to sign up and get on the weekly mailing list to be notified of news, wine tastings and other special events going on.

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What to Do with Old Wine Bottles

Posted by perle0 on 2005-08-12 01:34:55 (19885 views)

[Editorial]
[USA]
So you say you've been pursuing your interest in wine for some time now, and you're beginning to build up quite a store of empty bottles from very special wine experiences. You really hate to throw away these sole remaining mementos of glorious wines gone by, but what to do with all of those empty bottles?

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NOWFE 2006: The Post-Katrina Experience

Posted by perle0 on 2006-06-05 00:58:12 (17620 views)

[Editorial]
[New Orleans]
The folks at Toad Hollow had some nice wines ready for tasting.
I've attended the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience two times before this year's event. Like so many who are familiar with the long weekend's wine-soaked festivities, I wondered: how would this year be different? A mere 8 months after Katrina and some less-than-effective levees wiped out 80% of the city--and with most of the damaged areas still far from recovery--would the Crescent City's wine and food experience be changed beyond recognition?

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Martin's Inventory Reduction

Posted by Admin on 2004-08-05 18:03:03 (13248 views)

[New Orleans-area]
From David Kenney at Martin's Wine Cellar: "I wanted to let you know about many wines we have on sale this month. There are some higher priced items as well as some lower priced items. Germans, Italians, and others are all on sale. We also have plenty of Burgundy, especially Lucien Lemoine wines. The L.L. 2000's have been reduced to clear-out prices, and the 2001's have been cut to cost almost." Click read more for complete listings.

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Deeper Dimples, Pricier Wine

Posted by perle0 on 2005-02-28 00:15:45 (12697 views)

[News]
[England]
A scientist in the UK has proved it...the deeper the dimple at the bottom of the wine bottle, the more expensive the wine. There's even a mathematical formula to represent the correlation....

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Posted by miles on 2004-09-16 21:36:48 (11690 views)

[The Pedestrian Wine Drinker]
One of the first things to consider when tasting a wine is its appearance. It's rare nowadays to find a wine whose looks tell you much. At one time, a dull, cloudy wine might reveal a badly-made wine; now most winemakers use modern techniques that prevent visible problems. But it could happen, so we keep considering it as a factor. Besides, it's fun. Wine is pretty, so it's pleasant to look at, especially if the color is one of your favorites. And you can get clues about the grapes and the wine from the color, although those clues tend to be read mainly by people with more wine experience than your humble narrator.

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Review: Galatoire's Bistro, Baton Rouge

Posted by perle0 on 2006-01-23 02:13:56 (9733 views)

[Editorial]
[Baton Rouge]
When the famous New Orleans restaurant, Galatoire's, announced shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck that it was opening a restaurant in Baton Rouge, much of New Orleans rose up in anguished protest. To be fair, several New Orleans-based businesses had just announced that they were moving to other, undamaged cities, abandoning the place that had allowed them to grow without a second glance. (Ruth's Chris Steak House, we're looking at you.) It was painful to think that a New Orleans icon like Galatoire's might be joining them.

Then the owners made it clear that they had been planning a Baton Rouge restaurant for some time, and that they were definitely going to re-open their French Quarter restaurant as soon as possible. (It's open now.) Tempers died down, and Baton Rouge inhabitants, both previous and post-Katrina, started simply looking forward to that highest form of ordinary entertainment for south Louisiana: a new restaurant to try.

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Porn Star Turns Winemaker

Posted by perle0 on 2006-02-26 15:19:19 (9436 views)

[News]
[USA]
Savanna Samson is a porn star, and a noted one at that. She is the star of 25 sexually explicit films, a two-time winner of the Adult Video News Award for best actress, and her work with Jenna Jameson in "The New Devil in Miss Jones," a remake of a classic, won last year's award for the best all-girl sex scene.

And, she makes wine. Not just any celebrity-label vanity wine, either; Robert Parker has given her wine, a 2004 vintage of an Italian red wine that she calls Sogno Uno (Dream One), a score of 90-91.

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Juban's Restaurant Hosts Alexander Valley Vineyard Wine Dinner

Posted by kt on 2010-11-03 15:04:42 (9196 views)

[Events]
[Baton Rouge]
Juban's will host an Alexander Valley Vineyard Wine Dinner on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, with special guest Hank Wetzel, the Proprietor of AVV.

Reception at 6:30pm
Dinner at 7:00pm
$85 per guest, inclusive of tax and gratuity

Reservations: (225)346-8422

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Orson Welles and a Little Too Much Paul Masson

Posted by perle0 on 2006-10-19 01:29:15 (9131 views)

[Editorial]
[California]
If you're of a certain age, you probably remember the commercials that an aging Orson Welles did for Paul Masson wines. They featured the memorable tag line: "We will sell no wine before its time." In my house, this led to frequent shouting of "It's time to sell some wine!" often accompanied by pantomimes of turning empty pockets inside-out. (Yes, we may have been lame, but we did have fun--and a tasty beverage--on occasion.)

As it turns out, Welles may have gotten some of the inspiration from a source other than his theatrical muse--namely, the wine bottle, as this video shows.

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Does Red Wine Have to Equal Stained Teeth?

Posted by GraysOnline on 2012-06-30 18:03:31 (8855 views)

[Editorial]
[Australia]
Whether you're attending a wine-tasting event, or enjoying a glass of wine with friends, you don't want to spoil your fun worrying about wine stains on your teeth. If you're planning to partake of red wine over the course of the day or evening, there are some simple precautions you can take to avoid embarrassing stains to your teeth. Here are some tricks to make sure your smile stays brilliant:

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Purple and Gold Wine Dinner at Galatoire's Bistro

Posted by perle0 on 2010-11-16 17:53:53 (8324 views)

[Events]
[Baton Rouge]
On Thursday, November 18th, Galatoire's Bistro will host its Fourth Annual Purple and Gold Wine Dinner, featuring wines from Penfolds. The dinner begins at 7:30, and costs $95/person. Reservations are required. Click Read More for a detailed menu.

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Make Your Own "Hobo Wine"

Posted by perle0 on 2006-01-19 12:39:17 (8300 views)

[Fortified Wine]
[USA]
If you're into do-it-yourself--and more importantly, you need a large supply of alcoholic beverage and you don't really care what it tastes like--you can always brew up a batch of "hobo wine" in about two weeks using just water, fruit drink, sugar, and yeast. Mmmm, Chateau de Bob Minutemaid Brown 2006! A favorite of broke college boys everywhere.

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