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Former Bartender Turns Wine into Water

At least one in six people worldwide doesn’t have access to clean water, and this contributes to about 1.5 million preventable deaths each year, according to the United Nations. Doc Hendley, a top 10 CNN Hero in 2009, is ...
 
 
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Eight Steps to Ordering Like a Boss

It’s Thursday night. You’ve been waiting months for the opportunity to go out to dinner with your employers. They invite you to a restaurant you’ve never been before. Excitement fills the air as you finally ge...

 
 
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Moldova Wine Credit Reuters
Moldova Wine Credit Reuters

Why has Russia banned Moldovan wine?

IT IS one of Moldova’s biggest exports and Russians love to drink it. But since September Russia has forbidden the import of Moldovan wine, as well as spirits. That is a big blow to Europe’s poorest country, whose e...
 
 
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Wine Makers Wise Up on Fakes

An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, one of France’s finest wines. To the CFO of Saint-Emilion vineyard, they were clearly fakes —...

 
 
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Romantic Red Credit gfpeck, Flickr
Romantic Red Credit gfpeck, Flickr

Choosing Winter Reds

I don’t need to tell you it’s freezing outside, but I do need to remind you that if you’re hibernating in your apartment without a bottle of wine in your Snuggie-covered lap, well, you’re doing it wrong....
 
 
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Pinot Express Departure - Credit Chris Leschinsky
Pinot Express Departure - Credit Chris Leschinsky

Pinot Express: Zipline Over Pinot Noir Vines

You may have toured a vineyard before, but never like this… Indeed, the new 1,800-foot “Pinot Express” zipline at Margarita Adventures begins atop a mountainside forest at 125 feet above ground, then sends guests swooping...

 
 
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Wine Seller Schemist Rudy Kurniawan Credit Ricardo Dearatanha AP
Wine Seller Schemist Rudy Kurniawan Credit Ricardo Dearatanha AP
Wine Seller Schemist Rudy Kurniawan Credit Ricardo Dearatanha AP

Wine Faker Faces 20 Years

The succulent story of an accused wine faker with an “unquenchable thirst” for luxury bubbled over Monday as Rudy Kurniawan, 37, went on trial for bilking rich collectors like oil baron Bill Koch out of millions at ...
 
 
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99BottlesBook

99 Bottles of Wine

A wine label is a first impression.  It’s a commercial necessity can mean all the difference between a purchase and an overdue shelf life. CF Napa Brand Designs offers the stories behind many of its label designs in 99 Bottl...

 
 
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Portuguese Wines “Get No Respect!”

Portuguese wines “get no respect,” our inner Rodney Dangerfield tell us as we spent a glorious few days exploring the Douro and Beira Interior wine regions of Northern Portugal. Well, they certainly do deserve their fair sh...
 
 
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Nelson Mandela Tribute

“I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances,” Nelson Mandela said. Nelson Mandela was a man with a mission. Growing up, he listened to the elder’s stories of hi...