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“Using a custom-crush facility, Twitter is making a California Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir under the Fledgling wine label and donating the proceeds from the sales to Room to Read, a non-profit organization that supports literacy programs around the world.”

The Wine Spectator interviews Biz Stone here.

And if you’re interested you can follow me here.

Update: The wine is now available. It’s called Fledgling. <link>

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Plate and wine

For 2008, the top 10 wines (by volume) sold in American restaurants, as reported by Restaurant Wine News, were:

1. Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay, Vintner’s Reserve, CA
2. Cavit Pinot Grigio, Italy
3. Beringer Vineyards White Zinfande, CA
4. Sutter Home White Zinfandel, CA
5. Inglenook Chablis, CA
6. Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio, Italy
7. Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio, Italy
8. Copper Ridge Vineyards, Chardonnay, CA
9. Yellow Tail Chardonnay, Australia
10. Franzia Winetaps, White Zinfandel, Vintner Select, CA

No Pinot Noirs and not even a single red wine. So much for the Sideways effect.

And the top 10 brands by volume were:

1. Kendall Jackson
2. Sutter Home
3. Beringer Vineyards
4. Franzia Winetaps
5. Inglenook
6. Yellow Tail
7. Copper Ridget
8. Cavit
9. Woodbridge
10. Salmon Creek

Read the press release here.

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Please meet my mate Roger. Roger is an experienced taster who has been a wine judge in New Zealand and once participated in a Decanter panel. He also has a fantastic cellar. Rog has agreed to contribute some reviews of the wines he’s drinking. Here’s his first.

1998 Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay – consumed Christmas 2008


This wine has been a real favourite of mine. Typically fantastic fruit intensity and balance but unfortunately this bottle was oxidised. The fruit was still apparent but the wine was well past best. The colour gave it away has well a deep golden hue.

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