Monthly Archives: May 2014

GM vines and MWs


I just read this article on Decanter.com: http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/586880/french-mw-compares-gm-vines-to-weapons-of-mass-destruction Now, Olivier Humbrecht is certainly a gifted winemaker, but the comparison between genetically modified vines and weapons of mass destruction is simply stupid. As Per Karlsson of BK Wine put it when … Continue reading

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USA now World’s foremost wine consumer


Click on the link to the Decanter item below. The US of A is now the world’s leading wine consuming nation, mostly due to a significant reduction in French wine drinking: http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/586864/us-leapfrogs-france-to-top-world-wine-consumption-league?utm_source=Eloqua&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news+alert+link+14052014 Is this significant news? Well, personally, I think … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2014


Some of you may have noticed my love of the lovely Radici del Sud event. I am fond of the subject, indigenous Southern Italian grape varieties and wines, I am fond of the venue, I am fond of the food, … Continue reading

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Casa d’Antino – A Danish Future for Italian Cuisine


The whole world, and for certain all of Copenhagen, is mesmerized by the prodigious success of New Nordic Cuisine these days. For good reason, the cuisine is fabulous, and combines the most hyped trends in cooking right now: Locavorism, foraging, … Continue reading

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