Georges and Anja of the World Wine Tour have begun posting about their adventures as they travel around the world on a mission to collect wines to benefit humanitarian efforts in Laos.
From the World Wine Tour blog: What made our stay in Moscow so pleasant? Great wine, great people, and an inviting atmosphere! It is our second day in Moscow. Still no bears in sight, but we have found the grotto of wines, thanks to Legenda Kryma. To help us better understand the Russian wine industry and tastes, we were invited to taste a variety of Russian wines. Legenda Kryma actively tries to increase wine knowledge of those interested by offering educative tastings on the wide range of wines they offer.See the full post »
On March 6 the Hallmark Channel will premier “Uncorked”, an original movie that takes everything you love about Hallmark Channel original movies and combines it with wine. Wait, Hallmark has it’s own channel? See the full post »
Because everyone loves a heartwarming story about the legal adventures of the wine industry, I present for your consideration New York’s bombastic attempt to allow wine to be sold in grocery stores. Fasten your seat belts people, things are about to get crazy…
According to ABC News: [Governor David] Paterson’s plan to have New York join the 35 states that allow supermarket wine sales included more compromises for liquor stores, many of which have long opposed the idea. The governor estimated that a store franchise fee could bring New York $92 million in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. See the full post »
The #3 most viewed Mutineer blog post of 2009 tells the story of the most expensive bottle of Champagne ever, which hails all the way from 1928. I’m sure it makes for a hell of a Bellini.See the full post »
The Mutineer Interview series debuted in Issue #3 with Wine Library TV host Gary Vaynerchuk, with more of beverage’s most iconic names following in subsequent issues. Vaynerchuk’s many wine projects have become a cornerstone of wine culture in America, and he is showing no sign of slowing down. The entire interview as it was published in Mutineer Magazine is now available to read at the Mutineer Interview Archives, along with a list and schedule of the rest of the Mutineer Interviews. Enjoy!
A new website CellarPass is looking to make it easier to visit wine country with its new online winery reservation system. The system has a lot of depth and offers information about wineries in regions in California, Oregon, Washington, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and more. There is also information on winery events, and while this site is just getting rolling, I’m excited about its potential to help people build their own itineraries for winery trips and can’t wait to see how it develops. See the full post »
If I was any more pumped up about the upcoming film “Blood Into Wine“, I’d rent a massive RV, pile in the entire Mutineer staff, and Cannonball Run down to Arizona to do an interview and cover shoot with the man himself…Oh wait, WE DID, and that spectacularly spectacular issue will hit newsstands on January 5. You can also subscribe by January 15 and get this epic issue sent right to your door. “Blood Into Wine” chronicles the wine adventures of rocker Maynard James Keenan and winemaking partner Eric Glomski in the Arizona desert. Very cool, very cool indeed.
Wine bars frighten me. There, I said it. There’s that guy behind the bar whose nose and palate are better than yours, and he can tell you the median temperature on a postage stamp sized parcel of land where maybe one of the grapes that was crushed to make the wine you’re drinking came from. Intimidating, no? See the full post »