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2007 Food Blog Awards


The nomination period for the annual Food Blog Awards has kicked off, and you can go to our main site to cast your nominations. Continue on below for today’s daily content on Wine Sediments.

New Releases from British Columbia’s Morning Bay Vineyard


Last week was the Vancouver launch of Morning Bay’s new releases – including four wines made from 100% estate grapes grown on their seven-acre vineyard on Pender Island, British Columbia.  Owners Keith Watt and Barbara Reid (pictured) have been producing wines since 2002, but until the 2006 release they relied on grapes from the southern […]

Assessing Alsace and Its Expressive Wines


Situated in the North-east of France, the wines of Alsace are particularly noted as being expressive of the grapes from which they are made. This is due to several factors that work in harmony to preserve the varietal characteristics of these wines. More specifically, the confluence of grape variety, climate/terroir, viticulture and vinification conspire to […]

UK Chain Threshers 50% Off Voucher


Just a quickie for all those UK-based readers.
Threshers, the national off-licence chain, is releasing a 50% off voucher in this coming Sunday’s Telegraph newspaper. The voucher gives the discount off the own-label Radcliffe range. Full details on UKWinesOnline.
Our experience of the range is generally fine - some decent wines at the very least. With 50% […]

How to Buy Cheap Wine


Surprisingly enough, you don’t have to spend a fortune when buying a good bottle of wine.  There are many, many good, solid wines at lower price points … leaving you enough money to actually buy food to go with it.  Just in time for the holidays, Parade Magazine recently ran a piece with three secrets […]

Remember, Remember the Third Thursday of November


Not quite as poetic as Guy Fawkes day, but, the third Thursday of every November sees the release of Beaujolais Nouveau (as well as the race on every group authored wine blog to get the first post on the wine) to the world.
First, a little backstory. I have a fond place in my heart for […]

Wine co-operatives


Did you know that around 30% of German wine is produced by co-operatives? And despite co-ops being seen to be typically French or Italian, they exist in South Africa and Australia? And did you know that one of the largest co-ops in Europe has 1,000 growers tending 10,000 hectares producing 600,000 hectolitres in a typical […]

Decanting Wine


Do you decant your wine? I’ve long been an advocate of decanting all wines regardless of quality; a little air can often do wonders.
This fun little video from  the chaps and chapesses at Real Meal TV discusses the very subject. It is one of several wine related video clips which include wine and chocolate, chilling […]

Putting On A Wine Party


… or “How To Host A Wine Party The Wrong Way With The Right Results”

My wife and I decided during our first year of marriage (4 1/2 years ago now) that we wanted to have a wine tasting party. We started off with a few friends, each bringing a couple of bottles to share, some […]

Find The Best Wine Deals Online


Vinquire.com, a San Francisco based wine portal, today unveils a free wine search engine enabling users to search for wines at over 3,300 U.S. wineries and retailers.  Vinquire inventories over 500,000 wines and offers users the ability to find virtually any wine at competitive prices.
Unlike other wine search engines, Vinquire displays all wine search results […]