Weekly New York Wine News — November 30, 2015

Photo at Mcari Vineyards courtesy of Corin Hirsch NEWS Forbes – 11/24/2015 While we may not advocate using wine as an investment vehicle, we agree that the smart money is spent on New York products. Style Blueprint – 11/24/2015 Hip wine shop in Nashville picks Forge Cellars Riesling as a splurge in their list of holiday wine suggestions. Finger Lakes Times – 11/27/2015 Direct funding from the USDA will help the New York Grape and Wine Foundation expand marketing efforts on an international scale. Penfield Post – 11/27/2015 Finger Lakes Community College students and a full-spectrum wine making education from…

Birth Of Jesus Wine: New Wine Making Process Uses DNA Of Ancient Seeds To … – Medical Daily

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Birth Of Jesus Wine: New Wine Making Process Uses DNA Of Ancient Seeds To ...
Medical Daily
Using ancient grape seeds and Jurassic Park-style methods, archaeologists and geneticists from Ariel University have teamed up to make the wine King David and Jesus Christ drank. “All our scriptures are full with wine and with grapes — before the ...
Israel Aims to Recreate Wine That Jesus and King David DrankNew York Times
Israel aims to recreate wine drunk by King David and JesusIrish Times
Scientists hope to turn ancient grape DNA into wines drunk by King David, JesusThe Week Magazine

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Terhune Orchards to add ‘a lot’ more wine with new barn – NJ.com


Terhune Orchards to add 'a lot' more wine with new barn
Mount said the new facility will be energy efficient with features such as solar paneling but will still look much like the adjacent 150-year-old barn used for wine tasting. ... The winery now comprises eight acres of land and produces 12 different ...
Terhune Orchards to build new winery production barnPacket Online

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Crookston Rotary Club: Wine and beer-tasting fundraiser Thursday in UMC’s Bede … – Crookston Daily Times

Crookston Rotary Club: Wine and beer-tasting fundraiser Thursday in UMC's Bede ...
Crookston Daily Times
The Crookston Rotary Club will be hosting their first ever Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Bede Ballroom at the University of Minnesota Crookston. In addition to the tastings, hors d'oeuvres will be served along ...

Let the Festivities Begin: St. Nick’s Holiday Open House

Saint Nick’s Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 12- 5 p.m.

The wineries of Woodinville Wine Country are excited to once again open their doors for the annual Saint Nicholas Day Open House! Guests will have the opportunity to taste wines from exclusive boutique wineries as well as special selections from a few of Woodinville’s more well-known participants. This unique and festive holiday event lets guests discover new wineries, meet the winemakers and learn about present offerings and future releases. Tickets for Saturday are $65.00 per person and $50.00 per person on Sunday. Visit Brown Paper Tickets for this wonderful gift of the season! Purchase price includes wine tasting at 30+ participating wineries, new map, wine glass and much more. For more information, visit woodinvillewinecountry.com/st-nicks.

*If you plan to visit many of the wineries, for your safety and the safety of others please bring a designated driver along. Designated drivers will be allowed entry to the wineries without a booklet.

Winston Churchill spent $150k a year on wine

Winston Churchill spent $150k a year on wine

We all knew that Winston Churchill had alcohol in his veins for a good part of his life, but how much did all that grog cost?

The Economist reviews a couple of new biographies about Churchill, one of which looks at his finances. (No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money. By David Lough.) Although he was born into an aristocratic family, he didn’t have lots of money. but he knew how to spend it on Cuban cigars, polo ponies and Champagne. One vinous tidbit that emerges from the balance sheet analysis: they write that between 1908 and 1914 (his early years in politics) “the Churchill household spent an average of £1,160 on wine alone each year—£104,400 ($145,000) in today’s money.” Gives me a hangover just thinking about it!

Churchill also had some other memorable quotes about wine. In the War, he said, “Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne.”

“Champagne should be cold, dry, and free,” he said at another time.

And, finally, he is renowned for a few zingers, including this:

“Dinner would have been splendid…if the wine had been as cold as the soup, the beef as rare as the service, the brandy as old as the fish, and the maid as willing as the Duchess.”

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