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News from the wine world
We all love our great wines, but sometimes we forget how difficult it can be to actually produce them. Some of the biggest burdens are borne by the lowest workers on the totem pole. ¡Salud! is an organization that supplies needed medical services in support of Oregon’s wine industry. One of the ways it raises money is through its annual auction, which has some pretty fabulous lots each year. Help out a great cause and read all about it on enobytes.com.
Wine blogger Fredric Koeppel has recently returned from a trip to Chile and Argentina, and while he has documented his winery visits with copious notes and wonderful background information, what really stood out for me were his food vignettes. It’s worth a visit just to see the pictures of traditional Chilean barbeque with its roasting spring lamb!
Steve has the run down on two propositions coming up on California’s ballot this week. These propositions will affect how wines can be taxed in California, and, while this may be a local story, I think it illustrates the trouble the wine industry faces nationwide.
Couldn’t make the conference? Ryan Opaz has a page with links to photos, videos, and social media streams, allowing you to see what really goes down when 200 bloggers hit the scene.
Dr. Vino, aka Tyler Colman, stirs things up with his discovery that wine stores in New York State -- well, at least one -- are offering online consumers better deals than those featured on their shelves. What do you think? Are you an active shopper or willing to pay the price for convenience when you need that bottle?