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Not only is this vineyard close to my home town of Christchurch in New Zealand, their website is wonderfully typographic. <link>

Now all I need to do is get a taste of the wine. Raymond Chan thinks the Chardonnay is pretty good. Here’s his summary.

The Naish family have brought Black Estate to the fore of Waipara wine producers. The output is with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from 4 ha of vines of each variety from the home vineyard, and contracted Riesling fruit from nearby. The Chardonnay is from 15 y.o. Mendoza clone and is deemed to be something special. I concur..

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As a further aside, some mighty fine Canterbury rugby players also call Omihi home.


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Here’s a great use for those old corks. Mind you most of the wines I buy seem to have screw caps. Not quite the same.


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“A very special writing fluid are ink made of wine. Imagine putting your thoughts and wishes on paper with one of your favorite wines. Something very special for all wine enthusiasts. This exclusive handmade ink is made of wine and is produced on the basis of the latest ink technologies and according to current regulations of the European Union.”

I prefer to drink my favourite wines rather than writing letters with them, (not that I’ve written a letter with a fountain pen recently). Or maybe I just need more romance in my life.

Only $16.50 here.

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Borrowed from I8myflight on Flickr

The number one decision-making criteria for consumers to purchase wine in retail settings is having tasted the wine before. It is therefore very important for wineries to create more opportunities for consumers to experience their wine.

Here’s the summary table from the full Wine Business article, which is here <link>.

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According to the Guiness Book of Records, Milestii Mici has the biggest wine collection in the world.

The collection comprises 1.5 million bottles. Stretching for 250 kilometres (160 mi), of which only 120 kilometres (75 mi) are currently in use, the Milestii Mici cellar complex is also the largest in the world. Overall, the complex holds nearly 2 million bottles. More than 70% of the stored wines are red, 20% are white and about 10% are dessert ones. The most valuable items of this collection, worth €480 a bottle, were produced in 1973-74; they are now exported only to Japan.

It’s in Moldova.Who would have guessed?

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Swanson Vineyards in the Napa offer the opportunity to purchase their wines with a label appropriate to the occasion or moment. Great idea. I’ll bet the “please forgive me” option is a best seller.

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This is the perfect combination of two of my interests, wine and biking. Buy them here <link>

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