Clerical fascism: Hitler had his priests. So does Trump.

In October, 1940—just 13 months after Germany invaded Poland and wiped it off the map—the Nazi Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, issued orders to some of his most trusted aides, including his top assistant, Martin Bormann, and Hans Frank, whom Hitler had made dictator of Poland, about what to do with the conquered nation. (This information was reported in the Nuremberg Trials, …

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Decanter returns to Shanghai with inaugural ‘Wine Legends Room’

The Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter 2019 will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong on Saturday, 16 November 2019 Launched in 2014, Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter (DSFWE) is the China edition of Decanter’s prestigious European consumer tasting. It is widely acknowledged as one of the biggest and highest acclaimed wine tasting events of its kind in China. Last …

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Ultimate Tuscany: Top 10 wineries to visit

Updates on Tuscan wineries to visit by Harry Fawkes, with an introduction by sommelier and wine writer Filippo Bartolotta… A view from Montepulciano in southern Tuscany. Skip to page two for our top 10 Tuscan wineries to visit Tuscany is like a great bottle of wine; lovingly created and carefully aged. The longer you spend contemplating its rich hues, the …

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Daily Wine News: The Canned Craze

(Flickr: Gnawme) With canned wine on the rise, Stephanie Cain raises an important question in Fortune: “As much as canned wine brands boast ease of use, they also share bold claims about sustainability over traditional glass wine bottles: eco-friendly packaging, low carbon footprint, easily recyclable cans, and less food and packaging waste. Which raises the question: Is single-serve canned wine …

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Staying mentally flexible

I’m getting older. Back in 2013 at the age of 45 I ran a marathon with 14 weeks training. It was a tough but liberating experience. I never thought I was the sort of person who could run 42.215 km, which is a long way. But being able to made me realize that change is possible, even at a relatively …

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Santorini vineyards hit by unprecedented rainfall

An example of the ‘kouloura’ style of bush vine training found on Santorini. Santorini, an island that spends most of its year in quasi-desert conditions, has never looked so fecund. In the three months of January, February and March 2019, the average rainfall on the island was 550 mm – almost twice the annual rainfall of 300 mm. Santorini has …

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Resurrecting Monferace Grignolino

Vineyards and small town of Treiso in Piedmont It’s quite rare to see a new wine emerge from such a traditional region as Piedmont, but this summer sees not only the release of the first wine from the Barolo cru of Raviole, but also the first aged Grignolinos labelled as Monferace. Monferace is the ancient name of the Monferrato region, …

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Two Israeli wines from Itay Lahat

These two excellent Israeli wines are made by winemaker and consultant Itay Lahat. The white is a northern-Rhône-style blend made from high altitude vineyards in the Judean Hills with limestone soils. The red comes from the volcanic soil of the Northern Golan Heights, and fermentation is ended in small oak, where it is left for 16 months without racking. Lahat Lavan …

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photo – Frascati Vineyard | Vines in a small valley, olive t…

Vines in a small valley, olive trees on the hillsides and the great city of Rome spread out below in the distance.   From the Frascati Vineyard website:   “Tour the beautiful artisanal Frascati Vineyard and 16th century Farmhouse and Winery accompanied by the winemaker, Paola.   Frascati Vineyard is a small artisanal wine cooperative made up of three family-run …

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Cimera del Xarel-lo 2019, Santuari de Foix, Alt Penedès.

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Grape Cluster | gnerd.net | thetechhimself1

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