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North Federal Liquor on Snooth
So several years ago while touring the CA wine country I came across a nice place where I liked both the proprieters and the wine. I signed up for their monthly wine club. A month later instead of getting my wine I get a notice that they can't ship to MA. Somehow I remained on their mailing list and now they can ship to MA so I ordered my very f... Read More
Just finished tasting Ballabourneen The Stuart 2013 Chardonnay (Australian Wine Selectors Hunter Valley Series January 2014 dozen), bottled under screwcap. Supposed to have a "round and subtle biscuity finish" Well the bottle I tasted was way to subtle for me I'm afraid! I think it is due to last week's tasting of the Tapanappa 2008 Tiers Picca... Read More
An interesting column by Jim Lefevere at Forbes on the forces changing or representing change in the wine market in the US these days. He lists 10 dynamics:Wine consumption growthGeneration YThe global wine villageDrink localTechnology changes everythingBrand vs. landAlternative packagingResidual sugarWine and healthPolitics and the lawwith two ... Read More
While the media have recently focused on efforts to keep wine out of grocery stores in New York, California has other issues to face. In the midst of the state's fiscal meltdown, it seems that some people in Sacramento wanted to raise taxes on wine, beer and spirits to help balance the books. Looks like lobbyists have put paid to that initiative... Read More