Weekly Wine News Roundup

Week of September 13, 2010


Welcome to the Weekly Wine News Roundup

Each week, we'll be bringing you a collection of interesting and compelling wine content from around the web. 

Included in this week's post you'll find: 

  • Gas pump style wine tanks at supermarkets in France
  • Breathable wine glasses
  • A report on falsely discounted wines
  • N. Carolina's potential new cash crop
  • How restaurants are using iPad wine lists

Fill ‘er up: self-serve tanks bring wine to French supermarkets (Dr. Vino)
Published on: September 14, 2010
Keg wine and wine vending machines just got supersized: 500 and one-thousand liter tanks have landed in French supermarkets. Bring your own resealable bottles, Poland Spring containers, jerrycans, whatever. Or you can get one at the store...

Published on: September 16, 2010
Can a wine glass that once claimed to be “breathable” and “able to aerate your wine in 2-4 minutes” be that subtle difference that makes every sip one to savor?...

Published on: September 17, 2010
Tactical brands are wines that are dressed up to look like more expensive wines, and then put on the shelf for double what they are really worth. Then they are sold on special half-price deals. A Champagne reduced from £30 to £15? Sounds like a great deal, but it usually isn’t...

Published on: September 13, 2010
TPierre Dalmas smiles when he says, “We can drink our way out of the recession.” But the director of sales and marketing at Owl’s Eye Winery is not kidding. Wine is heavily taxed in North Carolina. And for a state rich in agricultural history, grapes might just be the new tobacco...

Published on: September 17, 2010
The restaurant uses iPad-specific software to display its wine list, along with information on each wine, including ratings, pricing and pairing suggestions. Like traditional menus, the iPads are handed out to diners. The result of the switch is pretty impressive...

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