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Wine news, tastings and reviews from the Wine Library

Wine news, tastings and reviews from the Wine Library
March 14, 2011 Gary Vaynerchuk has finally made it to episode 1,000 of Wine Library TV! It’s been an amazing ride since that day in February 2006, with great guests, amazing (and sometimes awful) wines, as well as a lot of Jets talk. Today, the main focus is a huge thank you to all the Vayniacs who helped make this community…and a huge announcement from Gary. Having trouble viewing this video? Try the Quicktime version.

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Wine and Exercise: A Promising Combination The European Society of Cardiology is currently convened in Barcelona for its annual congress, where an abundance of promising heart-disease research has been unveiled. Envious American eyes are on a study of regular wine consumption and its apparent health benefits. Many studies in the past have found that wine drinkers have healthier hearts than abstainers, but the current trial—called In Vino Veritas (In Wine, Truth)—is one of the first studies to actually introduce wine into people’s lives and track its effects on their bodies. Lead researcher Miloš Táborský, head of cardiology at the Palacký University Hospital in Olomouc in the Czech Republic, revealed the study's results in a presentation over the weekend, saying, “We found that moderate wine drinking was only protective in people who exercised. Red and white wine produced the same results.”

What’s the difference between Tannins and Acidity? « Anti Wine Snob What’s the difference between Tannins and Acidity? This one stumped me for a while. When you read about wine-especially red wine–you invariable hear some mention tannins and acid. What’s the difference? I wondered. Why I Got Kicked Out of a Restaurant on Saturday Night - Diner's On Saturday night, for the first time in my life, I was kicked out of a restaurant — Restaurant Marc Forgione in TriBeCa. It’s a good restaurant, with a great cocktail and a clever bread operation. But that’s as far as I got into the meal. About ten minutes after my party of four sat down, we heard yelling — loud, sustained, top-of-lungs yelling — coming from the kitchen. Nine Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts You’re writing and podcasting and videoblogging your face off and it’s starting to feel like no one’s paying attention. You want to get the right comments, and meaningful conversations started, or you want your peers to come and start a lively discourse. How do you get your best posts out there in such a way that people will come by and add to the body of work?

Learn About Wine Tasting Wine There’s no right way or wrong way to taste wine. It’s this simple — do you like what you’re drinking or do you not like what you’re drinking? Blend « Anti Wine Snob JackaRoo Big Red 2003, SE Australia, $7.35 for 750 ml(49% Cab, 44% Shiraz, 7% Merlot)(Red Wine) According to my Google search, “Jackaroo” is an Australian term for an apprentice on a cattle station or ranch…. Well, that makes me want to say something cutesy involving Australian slang and barbecue, but I shall refrain from doing so. You’re welcome. In short, “Big Red” is a good description for this JackaRoo wine. While it doesn’t have a lot of depth, it is full of easygoing, juicy, round flavors, and it also has a good dose of tannins that save the wine from simply tasting like a fat, fermented grape.

My Jewish Learning - Culture: Israeli Breakfast Recipes Bold, fresh ingredients make for a delicious start (or middle, or end) to any day. By Rivka Friedman There are few things as wonderful as Israeli breakfast. Unlike the cheerios-and-milk American routine (or, even worse, the ubiquitous but tasteless nutrition bar), Israeli breakfasts are adventures in flavor, texture, and spice. Like the people themselves, Israelis’ breakfast foods are bold, with assertively tangy flavors, and comprise the freshest ingredients. Loic Le Meur Blog: How Do Geeks Get In Shape & 13 Tips To Ge I like to share my runs on Twitter and some of my friends reply often. This morning Mike Butcher said "Got any tips on getting in shape? You seem pretty good at it" so I thought I could share more and would love to hear how you get in shape.

WineAndLeisure from The Wine Baron All about wine and how to enjoy it. Scotch tastings and whisky introduction at The Briars resort Among my many other roles in a wide variety of places, I am the in-house wine and scotch tasting host for The Briars resort in Jackson’s Point, Ontario, on the south end of Lake Simcoe. Here’s the basic outline of what I cover. You are most welcome to book your own corporate or personal event through the resort, or contact me and I’ll help set it up. The Basics Freakonomics and Where All These New Wines Come From - Aftertaste by Lot18Aftertaste by Lot18 We are asked all the time about the new wine brands that appear in Tasting Room shipments and on Lot18. Neptune’s Trident? The Stub?

Best Hummus Recipe Making hummus isn’t too hard, but it’s not all about having the right recipe. Our simple recipe for traditional homemade hummus, comes with a little of our hummus-philosophy. See also:

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