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Wine news February 5, 2016

The Wine Spectator on the potential of keg wine. ""What started as a cool curiosity is now a central piece of how restaurants are built out," said Jason Haas, partner and general manager of Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles."

Yahoo News on a man who died at 107 and thanked red wine for his long life. "Spaniard Antonio Docampo Garcia died last week after many years of refusing to drink water, preferring to guzzle his home-made red wine instead."

Eater on what to pair with Super Bowl snacks. "When I'm gearing up for the long day of buffet-grazing on Super Bowl Sunday, I like to kick it off with some bubbles."

Eater reviews the new "Somm" film and doesn't love it.

Time Magazine on how to find a wine bargain. “A $15 bottle of wine can be a good wine. A $3 bottle can be good,” he says. “It really depends on your tastes.” 

The Daily Meal on how to score wine deals at Costco. "If you shop online, you can get prices close to that of Costco, but in terms of physical stores, Costco is hard to beat on price." 

The Wine Enthusiast talks to Jasmine Hirsch. "I buy a lot of Rhône. Loire wines are probably what I have most, and Austrian and German wines."

The Guardian asks why don't labels list ingredients.

The Napa Valley Register on Andy Beckstoffer's quest to elevate Lake County wine. "We’re in the branded-product business, and we believe that Amber Knolls cab could be in the $80- to $100-per-bottle category of vineyard-designated wine."

The New York Times on restaurants getting around liquor regulations. "To comply with their beer-and-wine-only license, the restaurant’s owners use wine-based beverages intended to mimic the taste of popular liquors."

Vice meets a winemaker from Devon, England who is a Grappa advocate.

Decanter picks the top 10 Napa wineries to visit.

The natural wine fair RAW will launch in New York in 2016 reports The Drinks Business.

Eric Asimov in the New York Times on Valtellina in the Alps. "As in other wine regions with precipitous hillside vineyards, like Cornas, stalwart growers persevered even as much of the rest of the world ignored them."





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