Sweet and Spicy Libations: Wine in the Ancient Near East

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–of wine later on this evening. So I’m very pleased to introduce our speakers tonight, Andrew Koh and Joseph Green. Andrew Koh is assistant professor of classical studies at Brandeis. He received his PhD In art and archaeology of the Mediterranean world from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, during which he was an associate […]

What does Semillon taste like?

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Hey Tasters! My friends Pavlos and Mary agree on everything except white wine. Mary will have nothing but Chardonnay. Pavlos only drinks Sauvignon Blanc. How could these two ever find middle ground? There is one possibility, Semillon. So here are my fast five facts about Semillon. What does Semillon taste like? Wine fact number one. […]

Chardonnay Wine 101 – A Beginner’s Guide

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Whats is up guys? Julien Miquel here of Social Vignerons. Welcome back to another wine video. This is episode #10 of Julien’s 3.5 Minute Wine School. Today we are going to be learning the top 5 fun, and hopefully interesting… facts you should really know about the whole famous Chardonnay white wine grape variety. I […]

Wine 101 with UW Professor Michael Wagner

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Um, so You guys can hear me OK with this microphone? So I’d like to proceed by saying I have no official credential in wine. I have no master sommelier, any of that. But I have been reading about wine for years, I’ve been traveling to many of the wine regions in the world: California […]

Sweet Bordeaux wines at the Bordeaux Wine festival 2014!

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In this burger, I worked with ground meat : wagyu beef. It’s beef in a japanese tradition. I also brought some salt, with colonata bacon. It’s italian bacon, which brings some salt. I wanted to counterbalance with Sweet Bordeaux wines the salted side. I also brought in this recipe some oyster leaves, it’s Mertensia Maritima, […]

Storing and Aging a Wine Collection (feat. Spirit World)

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When we’re talking about wine storage, there are four factors that we want to look at One is temperature, one is light, one is humidity and moisture, and one is stability. Wines that you are going to store for an extended period of time, these rules will apply. Most wines we really are going to […]

Tasting Riesling, White Blend, Pinot Noir, Red Blend & Cabernet #012

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We’ve got some great wines for you today, stay tuned and watch the episode as we walk you through five very different wines. Hi, it’s Tim from Elma Wine & Liquor. Thank you for joining us for another video. As you can see here I have some more wines open again today. We are going […]

VLOG 010 | Mulled Wine and Chocolate Truffles

By Brian Lemay 15 comments

I can’t find anything. I’m getting desperate. Hey Tasters! There is a Christmas tree covered in gifts behind me, which seems a little bit ironic because I’ve been walking around Larnaca Center looking for presents for my loved ones, and so far I have failed completely. I need a plan B. It’s not just the […]

The Wine Magician

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Nous sommes dans la vallée de la Loire, celle des châteaux de la Renaissance. J’ai entendu dire qu’ici, un crew de viticulteurs ésotériques suivait des rythmes cosmiques et utilisait des potions druidiques chelou pour faire du pinard. On a roulé pendant 3 heures, depuis Paris pour atteindre le village de Savennières et rencontrer le Magicien […]

Drinking wine after climate change means drinking rare bottles

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This is wine no one in the world has ever tasted. – It has a beautiful color, a very intense color. And we’ll be drinking this in the future. – It’s fresh. It’s intense. Because our favorite wines are under threat of extinction. Across the world, warmer temperatures are affecting everything we grow. Farmers and […]