Weekly Wine News Roundup

Week of October 22, 2010


Welcome to the Weekly Wine News Roundup

Each week, we'll be bringing you a collection of interesting and compelling wine content from around the web. 

Included in this week's post you'll find: 

  • A crowdsourced look at what not to say to a wine professional
  • A new pro-consumer American wine coaltion
  • Wine ambassadors at Marriott Hotels
  • Starbucks' new wine initiative
  • A Discussion about change and organic wine laws

Things NOT to Say to a Wine Professional (DoBianchi)
Published on: October 17, 2010
Over at the Facebook, my status yesterday (“please do not say BABY BRUNELLO!”) elicited a lot of comments. Here’s what folks had to say...

Published on: October 5, 2010
I've mentioned it before and alluded to it later: If American wine consumers are going to be heard and if their interests are to be taken seriously, they must speak up. And they need to speak up with one voice. The idea is "The American Wine Consumer Coalition".

Published on: October 18, 2010
Sometimes you just need a good glass of wine, but how do you know what label goes well with the bar food of your choice? Helping to heighten the wine-tasting experience for its guests, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has introduced a Wine Ambassador program at its worldwide hotels...

Published on: October 19, 2010
Who ever dreamed of having a glass of wine at Starbucks in the evening? For a lot of coffee drinkers, Starbucks is THE brand symbolizing good coffee when a morning jolt is needed. Now after drinking lattes or cappucini all day consumers will be able to unwind with a glass of wine...

Published on: October 22, 2010
The Huffington Post occasionally notices wine, but politics are its main gig. When it does run a wine piece, it's apparently edited by people who don't know anything about the topic; some of its wine pieces have been embarrassing...

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  • Snooth User: dmcker
    Hand of Snooth
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    Good selection, jchemtob. Thanks.

    Oct 25, 2010 at 9:17 AM

  • Snooth User: dmcker
    Hand of Snooth
    125836 6,167

    Although, all things considered, I think the "things not to say to a wine professional" was a bit anemic, tepid. Think I'll post something in the Forum...

    Oct 25, 2010 at 8:18 PM

  • Snooth User: dmcker
    Hand of Snooth
    125836 6,167

    Pet wine-lingo peeves, or 'Things Not to Say to a Wine Professional'...


    Oct 25, 2010 at 8:31 PM

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