Jay-Z in Burgundy, wines to “arouse,” Canada, artisanal – sipped and spit

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SIPPED: matters of taste
Pictures of billionaires in Burgundy are generally disturbing (don’t drive up prices any more!). But in this one, of Jay-Z at Ma Cuisine in Beaune, it is reassuring to see that the superstar has moved beyond his own Champagne Ace of Spades and is delving into Roulot. Fellow wine geek!?! Meursault nice…

SIPPED: profiting from passion
Dr. Ruth has launched a line of low-alcohol wines to “arouse”? Sounds like quite a brand extension…Also, isn’t almost all wine vin d’amour? [NY Post]

LIBERALIZED? A popular wine bill would allow Canadian citizens to carry wine across provincial lines! If it passes the Canadian parliament vote this Wednesday, it would go to the Senate and could be law by the end of the month. Free at last?!? [cbc.ca]

SKEWERED: wine blog awards [HoseMaster of Wine]

BREAKING: In Possible Gaffe, Romney Says Poor People ‘Go Best With White Wine’ [Andy Borowitz]

SPIT: Artisanal
The Atlantic has an obituary for the word “artisanal.” We already thought it jumped the shark in 2007 when we rooted out frauds, settling on “fartisanal.”

SIPPED: “Tres Brooklyn.”
Food trucks. Paris. Comment dit-on “hipster”? [NYT]

SPIT: Will the NYC ban on big sugary drinks include banning 750-ml bottles of Moscato?

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3 Responses to “Jay-Z in Burgundy, wines to “arouse,” Canada, artisanal – sipped and spit”


  1. If anyone would like some background on #freemywine in Canadad http://intheglass.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/bill-c311-wine-shipping-in-canada-or-cowboys-and-indians/


  2. SPIT: Artisanal
    The Atlantic has an obituary for the word “artisanal.” We already thought it jumped the shark in 2007 when we rooted out frauds, settling on “fartisanal.”

    Good, now maybe my artisanal wine makers will stand out like a diamond in a goat’s ass now that the word is dead. As to “fartisanal,” I happen to know first-hand that some of my artisan’s (and, on presumes, some of their wives and girlfriends) indeed do fart, though I try not to be around when an artisanal group farting session is going on, cause, well, like them it is really pretty close to the earth.


  3. [...] I felt like writing a post similar to Dr. Vino’s “sipped and spit” series – but I think his style is inimitable, so I will not even try. However, I will [...]


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