Ukraine Outraged after Putin Allegedly Drank 240-Year-Old Crimean Wine

MILITARY.COM | “Ukrainian prosecutors are preparing charges against the director of a winery in Russian-occupied Crimea for allegedly uncorking a 240-year-old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi.”
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Noël Verset, Vigneron Who Helped Save a Wine Tradition, Dies at 95

NEW YORK TIMES – Eric Asimov | “Noël Verset, whose perseverance laboring in the steep, granite vineyards of Cornas, in the Rhône Valley of France, helped the Cornas appellation survive to be discovered by a new generation of wine lovers, died on Sept. 11 in Guilherand-Granges, France. He was 95.”
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10 Must-Have Books for the Wine Lover’s Library

THE STREET – David Marcus | “Wine can be overwhelmingly complicated, not just for the neophyte, but for longtime consumers, too. Thousands of producers in dozens of countries make wines from hundreds of grapes in vintages that can stretch back more than a century in the case of a handful of top wines. Much of the fascination with wine lies in the many choices that vintners make as they grow their grapes and make their wine, but understanding those choices requires some knowledge of both agriculture and the chemistry of winemaking. Below, we list the Oxford Companion and nine other books that are great resources for wine drinkers different sophistication and interests.”
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