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This just in: Katie Couric will be hosting DrVino.com.

Actually, that’s not true. I’m still firmly in control around here!

And to show my authority, I’ve ordered a half a case of killer fall wines from one of my favorite wine stores in Manhattan, Crush Wine Co . The staff is currently awaiting my instructions on where to ship it. It could be your address! Take the quiz, get em all right, and qualify for the wine or the second place prize, a new book on food and wine pairing. Through Sep 7.


Dr. Vino’s Labor Day Wine Quiz

http://www.drvino.com/winequiz2006.php

The wines are:
2003 Chave St. Joseph “Offerus” find this wine
2004 Ex Libris Cabernet Sauvignon find this wine
2004 Brun Terres Dorees Pinot Noir find this wine
2005 Sur Bonarda find this wine
2002 Chateau Moulin Rouge find this wine
2004 Laurens Marcillac find this wine

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Current events quiz

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Are you on top of the news? Which one of the following is true:

a) An influential Saudi Prince calls for greater use of hybrid cars

b) French President Jacques Chirac calls for six month moratorium on wine exports

c) George Bush urges Americans to limit meals at McDonald’s to once a week

d) Argentina’s President Nestor Kirchner imposes a 180 day ban on exports of Argentine beef

And the answer is….D!

Yes, afraid of inflation that’s running as fast as a Pamplona bull (and the fastest in the region last quarter at 2.9%), the administration of Argentine President Kirchner has imposed a near total ban on beef exports. What?!? Why clobber a leading sector? In a bizarre piece of macroeconomic reasoning, the theory driving this decision holds that redirecting the beef exports will flood the domestic market with beef and bring prices down. Prices fell almost 15 percent after the news on March 8, but the sector is hurting and cattle farmers and processors may lay off 10,000 workers, lose $1 billion, and continue a switch to soybeans…(Economist, Bloomberg)

Let’s hope he doesn’t think about an export ban on wine!

Photo credit: AP

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Trivia: answer to what would you pay for this wine?

Well, since I have gotten about 4 email solicitations this week to buy the wine, it is clearly in launch nationwide. Once again, here is the description:

“The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color in addition to a big, cocoa-scented nose, a sweet entry on the palate, medium body, and a short, abrupt finish. A modest success for the vintage, it is a friendly, easy-to-drink effort that should be consumed over the next 7-8 years.”

And the price is: $90! And that’s just the best price. I’ve seen it as high as $99.

And the wine is: Silver Oak.

Trivia: what would you pay for this wine?

Just received this write-up in an email–how much would you pay for it? (and what is it? I’ll reveal the answer in a forthcoming post)

“The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color in addition to a big, cocoa-scented nose, a sweet entry on the palate, medium body, and a short, abrupt finish. A modest success for the vintage, it is a friendly, easy-to-drink effort that should be consumed over the next 7-8 years.”


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