Daily Archives: February 1, 2024

The Biggest Wins: Tales of Astounding Luck and Life-Changing Jackpots

Who doesn’t dream of that one lucky moment that changes their life forever? The thrill of winning big is a universal desire that transcends cultures and generations. From lottery tickets to casino games, we all take a chance and hope for that incredible win. And every now and then, someone beats the odds and walks away with an astounding jackpot, …

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Oregon’s Government Found Higher Taxes on Wine Didn’t Deter Alcohol Abuse, Then Sat On Findings

As the Oregon state legislature is locked in a contentious debate over raising excise taxes on wine and beer to curb excessive alcohol consumption, an Oregon health agency may have withheld a 2021 study that found higher taxes have little impact on getting abusive drinkers to cut back on consumption. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) denies it was intentional, but …

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DWWA judge profile: Caroline Hermann MW

Caroline Hermann MW is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) Caroline Hermann MW Caroline Hermann MW Caroline Hermann MW is a highly respected certified WSET instructor for both wine and sake, based in Washington DC. She has worked in many aspects of the industry, including wineries and retail sales. She is a member of the IMW Council, …

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Premium Rioja crianza: Panel tasting results

Sarah Jane Evans MW, Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW and Pierre Mansour tasted 53 wines with 23 Highly recommended. Premium Rioja crianza: Panel tasting scores 53 wines tasted Exceptional 0 Outstanding 0 Highly recommended 23 Recommended 28 Commended 2 Fair 0 Poor 0 Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit red wines classified as Rioja crianza available in …

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The Middle Mosel for wine lovers

Bernkastel from the vineyards above. The Mosel River gets its start in the lower elevation Vosges mountain range in eastern France, flowing through Luxembourg before making its way to western Germany. It joins with the Rhine in Koblenz, but its middle section, known in German as the Mittelmosel, is where a series of conditions come together to produce some of …

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Sommeliers share BYOB tips and etiquette

For many, BYOB, or bring your own bottle, likely makes one think of attending a party, or trying to save a few quid. However, these days, the bring-your-own style is increasingly popular in the restaurant industry. Instead of showing up with a bottle of the cheapest wine – complete with an animal on the label – at an upscale restaurant, …

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