Helicopter drying, Penn’s stores, sexy V&E – sipped & spit

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SPIT: carbon footprint
Forget the mode of transport or the weight of the glass bottles; my co-author neglected this in our calculation of wine’s carbon footprint: grape drying by helicopter in Napa! [NPR]

SIPPED: watching grapes grow
Viticulture & Enology is one of the sexiest majors at Cornell. Well, with the helicopter blow driers, why not? (Oh and what type of positioning is happening in their vineyard?!) [CornellSun.com]

SIPPED: buying binge
Chinese investors are no longer satisfied with mere wine: now they are buying wineries in Australia and Bordeaux. [Bloomberg, BBC]

SIPPED: wine in food
Short ribs feature at Men’s Health — with a delicious braising wine (and drinking) from Dr. Vino. But will it give you six-pack abs?

SIPPED: more wines at better prices?
The Pennsylvania governor released a report on privatizing the state’s liquor stores. [businessweek]

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5 Responses to “Helicopter drying, Penn’s stores, sexy V&E – sipped & spit”


  1. I’ve never heard of grape drying by helicopter, but in the documentary about Virginia wine, Vintage, we got to see one vineyard to push warm air down in an effort to prevent frost damage….


  2. Regular consumption of short ribs accompanied by glasses of Domaine Monpertuis has helped me develop not just six-pack abs, but an entire case of 12 of them.


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