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Grapes of Hope: Passing the Master Sommelier exam

Jul 4, 2013
This weekend, more than 70 people will arrive in Texas to take what some say is one of the hardest exams in any profession. The test has roughly an 8 percent pass rate.
Posted In: wine, sommelier, tests

5 wine picks under $30

Jul 4, 2013
Want to pair your cheeseburger with a nice affordable wine? Well, take a look at these choices.
Posted In: wine, sommelier

Trade spat between China and EU threatens exports of solar panels, wine

Jun 6, 2013
A day after the EU Trade Commission placed anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels, the Chinese government has launched an investigation into doing the same on EU wine exports to China.
Posted In: China, Europe, solar, wine

Uncorking what keeps independent liquor stores afloat

Dec 7, 2012
Conventional wisdom says that big-box stores and supermarket chains offer cheaper alcohol than independent shops. But private liquor stores offer something big retailers can't.
Posted In: wine, big box, independent stores

Amazon pops cork on wine store

Nov 9, 2012
Yes, the Internet retail giant is getting into the wine-selling business. Its new online store will offer about 1,000 different kinds.
Posted In: Amazon.com, wine

A spike in government surveillance, and wine sales on Amazon

Oct 1, 2012
A new report says the U.S. Justice Department allowed law enforcement agencies to examine more private data in 2010-2011 than in the entire previous decade. And Amazon is planning online wine sales.
Posted In: Tech, wine, aclu, surveillance, privacy, web privacy, data

A growing controversy over 'chateau' wine label

Sep 25, 2012
European wine experts are mulling over a critical issue today: whether American wine producers should be allowed to use the word "chateau" on bottles they sell in Europe.
Posted In: wine, France

Monks feed the rich, so they can give to the poor

Aug 2, 2012
Monks on the island of St. Honorat, near Cannes, France, run an upscale restaurant and grow wine so they can make money to give to the poor.
Posted In: France, monks, religion, wine

In vino, profit!

May 4, 2012
In an age of uncertainty on the stock markets, shrewd investors in London are investing their money in fine wines and reaping a handsome return.
Posted In: Investing, wine

How to pick a fine wine

May 4, 2012
Tess Vigeland pays a visit to the Fine Wine House in Los Angeles to learn how to pick a delicious wine that's also easy on the pocketbook.
Posted In: wine, Entertainment, hobbies

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