BKWine Blog. Stuff Parisians Like. Nouvel article sur notre blog “Stuff Parisians Like” Il concerne le mot décalé!!
All French people agree that Parisians are not normal people. Provinciaux deem that Parisians are below normal, usually beyond repair. Parisians on the other hand know full well that they navigate far beyond the norm. Such a striking opposition lies in the very definition each have of “the norm”. No matter how sorry the lifestyle of the Paris people may be, most will develop advanced reality-dodging strategies to convince themselves that they are not a part of the populace (“C’est tout petit mais le séjour est super lumineux“, “Le quartier est génial.
The ultimate destination of their dodging artifacts is to be found in the realm of culture. But a city of impoverished wannabes gets the cultural and intellectual life it deserves: that of followers. The adjective that epitomizes this evolution is “décalé“. Sound like a Parisian: “Non, le truc était hyper décalé, vraiment, excellent!” Www.thewinedetective.co.uk. Prosecco wines to be the next modish wine as even Paris Hilton has jumped on the boat to promote her Rich Prosecco in a can? The Feiring Line. Twitter’s Fledging Wine : Serious About Wine. If you just can't get enough Twitter now you can enjoy it in a whole new form: wine.
Appropriately called Fledgling the label is a collaboration between Twitter and Crushpad in Napa Valley and launched with two vintages: a 2009 Chardonnay and a 2009 Pinot Noir. I haven't tried them yet myself but according to Slashfood the Pinot is pretty good. Perhaps the best part of this whole Twitter wine endeavor is that The Fledgling Initiative sends $5 of every bottle sold to the non-profit organization Room to Read, which makes literacy and educational programs available to children around the world and for The Fledgling Initiative specifically in Uttarakhand, India. Fledgling Wine is currently only available online for $25/bottle or $300/case, and you can stay abreast of the latest news by following the brand on Twitter at @fledgling. By Rigel Celeste | Source :: www.luxist.com.
Want to take my “Wine Consumer Online” thesis survey? - Vinously Speaking. I know you do :) … So read on, the link to the survey is at the end.
You many know this already, but for those of new to VS, you might be wondering what the heck I do between VS blog posts. Well, I am a Master’s student at the Master in Wine Business program at the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon, France. I am done with the classroom time and now I am on to the “fun” part … writing my thesis and doing an internship. Bigpinots - The ramblings of an obsessive twino. Le blog de Christian Seely. Judgement of London. The story of what I am declaring the 2010 ‘Judgement of London’, which took place in central London last week. On a recent chilly November evening in London a historic event took place. While naughty students tore up Westminster and stormed Conservative Party headquarters, a secret location tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of west-central London played host to a different type of battle. Travel Plus Wine. Wine me up « An encyclopaedia of the beautiful, unexpected & amusing. I truly believe wine is a magnifier of friendly interactions, positive inclinations and spontaneous communication.
Tonight, I was lucky to be invited by Miss Vicky Wine at her latest Paris Wine Tasting. It was in a trendy bar packed with people: fashion crazies with jaw-dropping outfits for an exhibition opening, rock’n’roll groupies for a trendy gig and wine lovers for Vicky’s wine selection. Oh! And a fat bulldog called ‘Venus’ was everywhere to be seen. Everybody had headed out there – after a long day at work, despite the public transport strikes and the chilly night – so as to share one (or more) glass(es) of wine.
And it felt good to be there. At a Discount No Less. I’ve been pressed for time these days, which is one reason why I’m delighted to kill two birds with one stone in this post: supporting one of my favorite wine peeps and offering all you lovely STBNY readers a nice deal.
Miss Vicky Wine, who I’ve written about before, is a super-energetic young Frenchwoman who is on a mission to bring her family’s wine to the world — or, at the very least, the U.S. The wine in question is Fleurie, one of the cru of Beaujolais. We’re not talking bubblegum fruity Beaujolais Nouveau here. Fleurie, and the other 9 crus (=subregions, more or less) of Beaujolais produce fruity, highly satisfying, and highly undervalued wines. Miss Vicky’s 2007 Fleurie fits squarely in this category. It’s priced at $18.80/bottle, and available only online.
In the meantime, check out this vid Miss Vicky (that’s Anne-Victoire to you) made of this year’s harvest, which looks to have been both exhausting and a pretty kick-ass time. Project Wine Blog. Welcome to Project Wine Blog! Want to know what it is? Read on. Food Snob. Wine-life.co.uk. 100 Top Wine Blogs, Most Popular Wine Blogs.
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