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The Discovery Of A 3700-Year-Old Cellar Reveals The Origins Of Wine

Wine is old as hell and probably came from Israel, based on the discovery of a 3700-year-old cellar in the city of Tel Kabri. What did the wine of yesteryear taste like? Accounts range from “medicinal” to “hints of cinnamon”.


Happy Hour: Why Genetically Engineered Grapes Would Make Great Wine

I am 99.9 per cent sure that there will never be commercial production of genetically engineered wine grapes (“GMO” to use the common misnomer). Even so, I’d like to indulge in imagining what could be if we lived in some parallel universe where rational scientific thinking prevailed.


This Scratch-And-Sniff Wine Guide Will Make You An Unpretentious Expert

For non-connoisseurs and two-buck-chuck aficionados, there’s a moment of minor social panic when dining out and it’s time to select a bottle of the good stuff for the table. “Oh gosh,” you think. “Don’t ask for my opinion. I do not have an opinion. Don’t pour that first sip for me. Don’t make me swirl the glass like I know what I’m doing. Please for the love of all things holy just bring us the basic House whatever and let’s move onto the food.”


How A Total Accident Saved The French Wine Industry

Amy Harmon’s excellent, recent article in the New York Times describes how the Florida orange juice industry may soon be wiped-out because of a new bacterial disease spread by an introduced insect. It looks like there could be a technology-fix for the problem using genetic engineering. The question is whether the growers will get to apply that solution.


The 'Smell' Of Tainted Wine Is Actually Your Nose Going Numb

Wine lovers dread “cork taint”, the mildewy, wet-garage-full-of-old-newspapers odour that ruins a freshly opened bottle of wine. But the chemical responsible for cork taint’s foul smell may actually work by numbing your nose’s scent receptors. Huh?


Intel Makes Processor Powered By Wine

The Intel Developer Forum is coming to an end, meaning its execs get to go wild and show some of the oddball concepts under way at the tech giant. These include a processor so efficient it can pull all the energy it needs to run from a glass of red wine.


You'd Be Crazy Not To Buy This Straitjacketed Wine

Picking out the right bottle of wine to take to a dinner party is too often a tough task, so many people go with the pick-the-pretty-label approach. And, of course, you want to send the right message. With Vino Loco, that message is loud and clear: You crazy.


Delectable Wine For iOS: Identify Wine And Dole Out Recs Like A Pro

Everyone loves wine — or rather everyone likes to seem like they love wine. And what better way to give off an air of sophistication than to be able to offer perfect recommendations, pairings and analyses on any wine at a moment’s notice? Delectable lets you do all that with absolutely no preparation required.


Magical Bottle Opener Can Pour Wine Without Popping The Cork

There are plenty of ways to open a nice bottle of wine, but they all involve the avoidable decision to finish the bottle (or risk the weird-tasting leftovers). We can do better than this, people. A new opener from Coravin aimed at connoisseurs lets you drink one glass at a time, by performing what amounts to a surgical procedure on your bottle.


The Most Dangerous Ways To Open A Bottle Of Wine

It’s intentionally obnoxious, but this video goes through all the ridiculously dangerous ways a person can open a bottle of wine. I’m talking about chainsaws, guns, rockets, blow torches, swords and more.


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