The MasterGrape blog is actually at MasterGrape.com.
That’s the blog where I talk about how you can make wine in France and why you ought to do it. This blog is the deleted scenes, extended director’s cut deluxe premium super-fly edition that has all sorts of rubbish I would never force my clients to read. Memes, funny movies, etc.
Love that Languedoc, video blog
Hey, I started a vlog promoting Languedoc Roussillon wines and the region in general. It’s called Love That Languedoc and it’s pretty fun. The Languedoc Roussillon is one of the largest wine producing regions on the planet and it is an incredibly diverse region that deserves a lot more public attention. And that is what I am going to obtain! YOUR ATTENTION!
So thank you for checking out the Almost MasterGrape blog and PLEASE take some time to learn about the Languedoc-Roussillon whether it’s in your favorite reference books or my video tributes. There’s a lot to appreciate.
The blog will comprise of interviews, tastings, guided visits and book reviews amongst other things. It’s a no holds barred look at all things LANGUEDOC. I hope I’ll see you there!
How is this not a reality yet? Seriously. If somebody is in a position to make this happen, hit it.
If you can’t wait to serve a bottle of Dharma Initiative Merlot at your next party or Lost-watching get together, you can print out your own label from Max Pictures and glue it to a bottle [via Winery Website Report].
But don’t stop at Merlot. There are lots of DHARMA product labels at that website.
My mom just got a great email from a wine club we work with.
la Revue des Vins de France vient d’élire l’Épicuvin “meilleur club de dégustation de France” pour 2009
et nous offre en cadeau une caisse de Romanée-Conti 2001
c’est incroyable, je suis aux anges !!!!!
j’ai envie de vous faire partager ce divin cadeau, tombé du ciel
Je vous propose donc de participer gratuitement à une dégustation où nous goûterons les 6 grands crus du domaine dont la fameuse et mythique Romanée-Conti
la date est déjà fixée ce sera le samedi 25 avril prochain
si cela vous intéresse j’enregistre les 20 premiers qui répondent à ce mail.
It basically reads: “The Wine spectator has named us America’s best wine club! As a prize, they’re offering us a full case of Romanée-Conti.
We couldn’t be any happier. To celebrate, we’ll be tasting the bottles on April 25th. The first 20 people who respond to this email will be able to participate.”
Of course, APRIL FOOLS. Or April fish as the French put it.
With all the fuss about advertising alcohol in France, it’s a good time to look back at all the old ads and posters and postcards and whatnot.
Here’s a toddler who wants to be more like Grandpa.
See more awesome ads including “Beer is good for nursing mothers!” at SOWINE.
If you are a bit of an artist or a graphic designer, you should know there is a contest going on to design a label for Glorie Farm Winery’s “Red Quartet”. The entries are pretty lame so far, so you have a decent chance.
There is a $10 entry fee which apparently goes to an unnamed New York animal shelter. If you win, there seems to be a cash prize (according to the 99designs site) and your design will be put on a lot of wine bottles. Something to think about.
You could be plastered all over these New York wines.
Benny Hill, as a wine sommelier, teaches us a thing or two about wine pouring and wine snobs.
There’s a new wine documentary in the pipes, and I cannot find any actual source for it. I know this is the light-hearted meme blog that doesn’t get bogged down in parenthetical citations. But I seriously can’t find any of the original sources on this story.
According to lots of sites, “The Pulse of Radio” is carrying the story, but I don’t see it on their site. Maynard (who is most famous for being the musician behind Tool and A Perfect Circle and is now promoting a project called Puscifer) has a vineyard in Arizona called Arizona Stronghold Vineyards. This much is true. The speculative part is that there’s a documentary about Maynard and the main winemaker attached to the project, Eric Glomski. This would be cool.
I’m assuming that Maynard is doing this because he thinks it’s fun and interesting. Which means the wine is probably fun and interesting. And the movie will probably be fun and interesting. If I could find any confirmation of this story, I’d be very happy.