Good Spirits

(856)779-7878 9 Rosewood Ave
Southall, Greater London UB6 7
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  • In the land of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, boxed wine goes by the name of “goon bag”, a slightly derogatory name for the vino and its accompanying bag found inside the walls of its cardboard vessel.  According to Australian news outlet SBS, the country's premium wine producers and craft beer producers may have a legitimate beef with the boxe... Read More

    From the article Goon Bag Gripes: Australian Premium Producers, Beer Bosses Complain


  • It's been a depressing spring for Britian's oneophiles.  The United Kingdom's wine drinkers love a good glass of Sauvignon Blanc, not to mention a  chilly sip of Italy's Prosecco. However, with rumors of shortages of both wines, tipple titans across the Kingdom are scrambling for solutions.  “One of the UK's top tipples is in short supply after ... Read More

    From the article What to Do? Brits Lament Possible Shortage of Beloved Wine Duo


  • History would advise against crossing a powerful Russian politician. The tiny country of Georgia learned this lesson nearly a decade ago when a spat between then president Mikheil Saakashvili and Russian president Vladimir Putin resulted in a political jab which hurt Georgia in the short-term, but proved to be a significant boost in the long-run... Read More

    From the article Georgian Winemakers to Putin: Thanks for the Cold Shoulder, Vlad


  • Had a conversation some time ago with GregT about teas. I'm as much a connoisseur of them and coffee as I am about wine, and these days drink a lot more of them than of wine.Let's be frank. Starbuck's and Tully's blow. Not so much 25+ years ago as now. They're the McDonald's of coffee these days. Peet's is a little better, but that's all. One th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Coffee & Tea


  • Not much wine talk this weekend, so sharing a few thoughts on the subject.A friend of mine recently said "there's only two days in a year I don't drink coffee", and I've also noticed that I'm pretty much drinking a cup every morning, sometimes iced tea with lunch. For a little while, I even got in to ordering a french press while out for breakfa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Coffee & Tea


  • Don’t be surprised if you see a spike in wine program admissions next year at Washington Universities.  This past Friday Washington newspaper Kirkland Reporter published a press release from the office of Representative Larry Springer, who is backing House Bill 1004, a bill which will allow college students to participate in alcohol tasting “for... Read More

    From the article Tasting Revolution: Wash. Politician Pushes For College Wine Bill


  • There’s nothing like a vineyard owned by generations of the same family; or is there? The Globe and Mail wine reporter Beppi Crosariol tackled the theory this past week as some of Europe’s greatest wine families met in Toronto for an upper-crust wine tasting.  “Do families make better wines? It’s a romantic notion and one that mom and pop produc... Read More

    From the article Canadian Paper Explores Legacies of Family-Owned Vineyards


  • This past week financial website MarketWatch released the results of an Agrifrance study which unveiled this juicy factoid: Americans drink more wine per person than any other country in the world.  “The United States has overtaken France as the world’s foremost wine consumer, with an average annual consumption of 12 litres per person,” the arti... Read More

    From the article Consume That! Report Says Americans Top French As World's Quaffiest


  • This past month the Indian Wine Academy published a brief history of the country's modern wine industry, one that encompasses a mere 15 years.  Writer Subhash Arora penned the story for India's food and wine magazine UpperCrust. His history concluded with a synopsis of the country's wine industry.  “The wine drinking culture is on the increase, ... Read More

    From the article Indian Wine School Reviews 15 Years of Country's Vino History


  • It never hurts to let things breath. This past week the Irish Examiner recounted the history of the decanter, noting its roots in antiquity and tracking its lineage from there through the Renaissance and to the present day. “Decanters were never just a matter of getting the wine to the glass in good condition,” reporter Kya de Longchamps wrote. ... Read More

    From the article Delighting in the Decanter: Irish Publication Peruses History of Pourer


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