I’ve recently returned from inspiring days at Pigstock, in Traverse City, Michigan, where I and my partner in Salumi, Brian Polcyn, were invited to participate in a celebration of the pig. But we also got to sample wines and spirits made from the abundant fruit that grows in this unique climate. I have, since I first imbibed the crystal elixir, bowed before eau de vie, the aptly named water of life. My first vision of it was in the 1970s when my Uncle Lars arrived at our house with a gift of Poire Williams for my father; astonishingly, there was a pear inside the bottle. I did not get to drink from this as I was 10, and my dad felt that if they could get a pear inside a bottle, it deserved to remain sealed and Read On »

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China is getting into the wine game, some French houses are expanding their operations there, via Independent UK.  

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Drink Dogma is a beverage blog that covers cocktails, beer, wine and more.

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The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco is housing a seven gallery exhibit called “How Wine Became Modern”.  Pieces include scratch and sniff of classic wines, blown glass, murals, and much more, via Wall Street Journal.

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