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  • Wine bar owners sue Trump over unfair competition from his Washington hotel

    03/10/2017 7:22:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 9, 2017 | Joseph Tanfani
    The owners of a Washington wine bar have sued President Trump over what they claim is unfair competition, saying he is using the power of the presidency to lure business to his luxury hotel near the White House. The action, filed in District of Columbia Superior Court late Wednesday, is the latest legal attempt to pressure Trump over the unprecedented potential conflicts presented by his worldwide business holdings — including the Trump International Hotel, in a former Post Office building that Trump is leasing from the federal government.
  • A Boycott of Wegmans for Selling Trump’s Wine Has Seriously Backfired

    02/18/2017 11:28:47 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    Grub Street ^ | February 17, 2017 | Clint Rainey
    Earlier this week, Wegmans became the latest company to face a backlash for carrying Trump-owned products. The supermarket chain sells five different Trump Winery wines at its ten stores in Virginia, where the vineyard is located, and a local chapter of the National Organization for Women called on its notoriously loyal fanbase to boycott Wegmans unless it agreed to remove the products from stores statewide. The company responded that it bases inventory “solely on how well [a product] sells,” and welcomed shoppers to “demonstrate their convictions.” Seeing that as an encouraging sign, a group called Stop Trump Wine materialized with...
  • Stores around Washington selling out of Trump Wine

    02/15/2017 8:48:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | Judy Kurtz
    There’s a run on Trump Wine, with stores in the Washington region selling out of bottles bearing the president’s name. Mike Mackie, co-owner of The Wine Cabinet in Reston, Va., says the brand is flying off his store shelves quicker than he can restock it for multiple reasons.
  • Feminists Boost Sales of Trump Wine in Virginia at Wegmans

    02/17/2017 10:59:14 AM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | 2/17/17 | By Steven H Ahle
    The popular grocery chain, Wegmans has ten stores in Virginia, where feminists are pushing a boycott of Trump wines and Wegmans for selling it. But don’t expect Wegmans to fold anytime soon. Since the boycott began the sale of Trump Wines has skyrocketed. Two stores are totally out and the other eight are almost totally out and Wegmans warehouse does not have a single case left.
  • Wegmans facing boycotts for carrying Trump products

    02/17/2017 5:55:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | 2/17/17 | Geoff Herbert
    Wegmans is consistently named one of the best companies to work for, recently scored the second-best corporate reputation in America, and has had a cult following among fans for years.So why are customers suddenly threatening to boycott the Rochester-based grocery store chain?The Democrat & Chronicle reports Wegmans is facing boycotts for carrying products with President Donald Trump's name on them. The company has 10 locations in Virginia that sell bottles from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., drawing the ire of the National Organization for Women and other groups."Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop there," Terry O'Neill,...
  • Wegmans faces boycott over Trump wines

    02/15/2017 1:28:39 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    MSN Money ^ | February 15, 2017 | Todd Clausen
    Wegmans Food Markets is the latest retailer to face political pressure for carrying products connected to President Donald Trump. The Gates-based grocer is being called on to remove Trump Winery products from its Virginia stores, where it sells 237 different wines from 58 wineries in that state. The Stop Trump Wine group has asked Virginians to boycott grocers, retailers, restaurants and other organizations doing business with Trump Winery.
  • French wine makers fear 'worst harvest for 40 years'

    11/06/2016 4:42:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 06 Nov 2016 08:42 GMT+01:00
    “This isn’t so much a harvest, as a hunt for grapes,” said French winemaker Jean-Jacques Robert, with a rueful laugh as he unloaded grapes still warm from his vineyards around Fuisse in Burgundy. “It’s a catastrophe, the worst harvest for 30 or 40 years,” said the normally cheery 64-year-old owner of Domaine Robert-Denogent. The organic winemaker lost between two-thirds and three-quarters of his harvest in one hailstorm in April. He is not alone. For thousands of French winemakers, 2016 will go down as an annus horribilis, with vines destroyed by frost, heavy rain, hailstones “as big as ping pong balls”,...
  • A town in Italy now has a wine fountain that lets people get free wine at all hours of the day

    10/15/2016 8:46:40 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 40 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 15 Oct 2016 | Ellen Scott
    We think we’ve just found our happy place. The town of Caldari di Ortona, Abruzzo, Italy, has always been a delightful destination. It’s a spot on a popular pilgrimage route, the Cammino di San Tommaso, and has glorious sights to be seen and vineyards to visit. But recently, the town has introduced a feature that takes it from ‘ooh, I’d like to visit there, maybe’ to ‘TAKE ME THERE, NOW’. If you visit Caldari di Ortona, you will find a fountain. But not just any fountain. We’re talking about a wine fountain, that dispenses free wine 24/7. The fountain sits...
  • How Methodists Invented Your Kid's Grape Juice Sugar High

    09/24/2016 9:04:55 AM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 09-23-2016 | Luke T. Harrington
    It’s weird to think about, but a lot of the things we take for granted are almost shockingly recent inventions. The can opener didn’t exist until 1870—nearly a full century after canned food was first produced (people ate so much canned food that year, you guys). Doors have been around forever, but doorknobs weren’t invented until 1878 (and people were finally able to leave their houses). And grape juice?
  • VIDEO: CNN Wolf Blitzer drinks wine, dances to celebrate Hillary’s nomination

    07/29/2016 10:48:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    American Mirror ^ | July 29, 2016 | Olaf Ekberg
    Maybe they were happy it was over, or maybe they were celebrating “history” being made — as they repeated all week — by their preferred candidate. Regardless, cameras captured CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer and Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger drinking wine and dancing with delegates as “Sweet Caroline” played over the loud speakers at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention. CNN aired video of the two taking it all in: Blitzer with a glass of white wine in his hand, and Borger clapping and singing along.
  • Bartender Attacked For Serving Alcohol During Ramadan (Nice, France)

    06/10/2016 3:09:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th June, 2016 | Kristiane Sherry
    Bartender Attacked For Serving Alcohol During Ramadan A female Muslim bartender based in Nice, France, has been attacked by two men for serving alcohol during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. “I was all alone in the bar when two passersby stormed in,” the woman told French newspaper Nouvel Obs, as translated by RT. “They pointed at the alcohol bottles at the counter, and one of them told me in Arabic, ‘You should be ashamed of serving alcohol during Ramadan’.” One then threatened: “If I was God, I would have you hanged.” The men left, but one later returned and hit...
  • I Like Fruity Wine with a Cap that Screws off. How about You?

    05/22/2016 12:09:43 AM PDT · by lee martell · 156 replies
    May 21, 2016 | Lee Martell
    One year ago, I helped a friend of mine find a place to rentshare and move into. I knew she would fit right in. We have been coworkers in the past, just platonic friends. She thanked me by giving me a bottle of Chianti; red Italian wine. I thanked her of course, and put the bottle in my storage closet for when I got ready for it. I was ready today, having just finished writing a group of Quarterly Reports for my Manager of a Group Home. I was planning to reward myself for completing the job to everyone's satisfaction....
  • Amazing photos capture how faces change after 1, 2 and 3 glasses of wine

    04/12/2016 4:55:02 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 48 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12 April 2016 | Mark Molloy
    Wine fans will undoubtedly appreciate this fun photo project which captures how faces change when alcohol has been consumed. Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti captured friends when they had drunk one, two and three glasses of wine and these are the amazing results.
  • Archaeobeer (Brewers and Vintner's thread)

    04/08/2016 2:04:46 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 20 replies
    Brew your own ^ | September 2007 | Dan Mouer
    Back in the day - we're talking WAY back in the day - beer was brewed with malt, and bread, and honey and wine . . . and just about anything that could be fermented. How the ancients brewed - and how you can too! Archaeology and beer seem to go together, and it’s not just because a cold brew helps wash the dust from your teeth after a long day on the digs. I’m an archaeologist by profession and a homebrewer by avocation. Lots of archaeologists brew their own, and those who don’t often have a passion for more...
  • What's the deal with Trump Wine?

    03/13/2016 3:50:19 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 38 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | March 11, 2016: 10:58 AM ET | Aaron Smith
    What's the deal with Trump Wine? by Aaron Smith @AaronSmithCNN Donald Trump doesn't drink but he owns his own vineyard - Trump Winery - with a landing pad for his helicopter. CNNMoney (New York) First published March 11, 2016: 9:18 AM ET he site says the winery has 50,000 square feet of winemaking facilities, tank capacity of 100,000 gallons, and a 750-barrel cave. Trump also operates the vineyard's Albemarle Estate, a 26,000-square foot, 45-room mansion, as a hotel that can fetch up to $999 per night. The winery produces 40,000 cases annually and receives 100,000 visitors a year who taste...
  • Monthly Brewers and Vintners forum

    03/01/2016 11:26:46 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 28 replies
    None ^ | March 1, 2016 | Taxcontrol
    Question for the forum: How do you sanitize your equipment?
  • How Pompeii brought ancient Roman wine back to life

    02/27/2016 12:39:22 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | February 25, 2016 | Patrick Browne
    Made from ancient grape varieties grown in Pompeii, 'Villa dei Misteri' has to be one of the world's most exclusive wines. The grapes are planted in exactly the same position, grown using identical techniques and grow from the same soil the city's wine-makers exploited until Vesuvius buried the city and its inhabitants in AD 79. In the late 1800s, archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli first excavated some of the city's vineyards from beneath three metres of solid ash. The digs turned up an almost perfect snapshot of ancient wine-growing - and thirteen petrified corpses, huddled against a wall. Casts were made of...
  • Millennials top U.S. in wine consumption

    02/18/2016 8:01:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 16, 2016, 12:40 PM | David Schepp, Moneywatch
    There's no shortage of scorn heaped upon millennials for their perceived sense of entitlement, laissez faire attitude toward work and obsession with technology. Now add this: They like to booze it up. Millennials -- in general, people born between the early 1980s and early 2000s -- last year consumed 159.6 million cases, or 42 percent, of all the wine sold in the U.S., surpassing baby boomers and Generation X, according to a recent survey by the Wine Market Council. Research also showed that younger drinkers are thirstier than older oenophiles, drinking an average 3.1 glasses, compared to 2.4 for Gen...
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Honors Orson Welles' Centennial

    04/16/2015 10:18:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | April 15, 2015 | Matt Coker
    1. Orson Welles was born on May 6, 1915. 2. As a filmmaker, his three greatest pictures, in order, are Touch of Evil (1958), Citizen Kane (1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). 3. Ah, yes, but Citizen Kane tops many lists as the greatest film of all time (with Welles filling the top slot on many directing lists). The fictional story of a megalomaniac newspaper magnate (loosely based on William Randolph Hearst) and innocence lost is indeed a masterpiece . . . albeit a dated one. Newspaper magnates? Not in this century, bub. 4. John Houseman wrote in his 1972...
  • Brewers and Vinters Monthly discussion

    01/29/2016 3:36:54 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 44 replies
    None ^ | 1/29/2016 | Taxcontrol
    Ok list members, I am going to start a last Friday in the month discussion thread each month. I will start with a question that will hopefully kick of some interesting discussions.