Much Ado About Something

“The market for wine-bottle closures is a $4 billion battlefield where an epic confrontation is now taking place.” – George Taber, from To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle The much-needed discussion about wine...

Decanting! And from such great heights!

Put down that Wine Atlas, and grab some Japanese manga.  In Kami no Shizuku (The Drops of God), two wine connoisseurs are the main characters, the 1855 Bordeaux classification is made simple, and a Chateau Mont Perat 2001 is compared to Queen.  The series has taken...

This Week in Wine

In this weeks Cellarist, Jon Bonne’ makes this excellent point:  “If we can’t say ‘clos’, do we get to ban such Franco-American labels as Fat Bastard and French Rabbit, or the Jumilla-generated Mad Dogs & Englishman?”  The...

The Robotic Sommelier

Looks like the sommeliers of the world may soon look be run on batteries. A new wine-tasting robot has been unveiled by researchers working for NEC System Technologies in conjunction with Mie University (of Japan). Work began in 2004 on a food tasting robot, which...