Nuclear wine, tasting games, “celebrities” – sipped and spit

SPIT: going nuclear
Tired of sharing a name with a problematic nuclear facility, a French wine region opts for a new one that anglophones can’t pronounce. [The Independent]

SPIT: damned wine saloons
Some UWS residents fear a proposed (and, now, approved) wine bar at 25 Central Park West will bring “hookers,” “drugs,” “drunks” and “celebrities” to their neighborhood. The wine bar would have portraits of Ethel Merman and other famous erstwhile residents of the building. Check out their website–crack den, yes or no? []

SIPPED: olde tyme bling
Today, we have plastic and Styrofoam for our wine cooler needs. Behold the above had bling bucket from the 18th century! Residents of 25 Central Park West–and beyond–can pick it up for an estimated £2 million at auction. [Telegraph; source of resized image]

SIPPED: a challenge
Blind wine tastings at this Paris shop involve some guessing. Would be fun to see in the States–especially for a prize! [Spring boutique]

“”I am worried about pensions. I am worried about the debt of our countries. We will have less money. But we will always have the time to make love and drink champagne, and we will do it even more.” –Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger [Reuters]

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