The BBC Watchdog reporton the questionable value of half price deals in the supermarkets sparked a great deal of interest. Such deals have always stirred emotions, but the ensuing discussion also highlighted a concern I have when I hear commentators making definitive statements about the price a particular wine is worth.
Kathryn and Craig Hall were already building an exquisite boutique winery below their home above Auberge du Soleil in 2003 when they found an opportunity they couldn't pass up: The huge but dilapidated Napa Valley Co-op Winery in St. Helena was for sale.
Hanni has teamed up with Fish Story in downtown Napa to explore assertions from his latest book, "Why You Like the Wines You Like." He's on a mission to provide consumers an alternative to traditional food and wine pairing. His book explores "how differences in our individual makeup determine the wines we like best."
It's called Friends Fun Wine in a Can. The wine is made from "premium French grapes" in southern France, the manufacturer says, but it considers the beverage a "wine drink" or a "wine product" since it has less than half the alcohol content of a normal glass of wine.
Watching the controversy unfold around the near absence of women in Time magazine's "Gods of Food," my first thought was, "That would never happen in wine." It would be impossible for a commentator to miss the success of female sommeliers in New York City.