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|Saturday| Wine Enthusiast magazine – October 2011

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 24, 2011

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|Saturday| Table etiquette at the Four Seasons

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 24, 2011

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|Saturday| France’s Arrogant Frog

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 23, 2011

Ribet red, buy now!


There is an intense fascination with the frog symbol in France.  See post https://vinumvine.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/sunday-getting-creative-with-wine/ and watch The Triplets of Belleville (2003).

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|Saturday| Drinking wine in Russia

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 23, 2011

Russian traditions for wine consumption.

  • When you have alcohol, it must be drunk until it is gone.
  • One should not put a glass with alcohol back on the table.
  • Traditionally alcohol is poured out to all the people present, though they are not required to drink.
  • One should not make a long interruption between first and second shots.
  • The latecomer must drink a full glass (so-called “penal”)
  • Outgoing guest must drink last glass, so-called “na pososhok” (russ. “На посошок”). Literally it is translated “On a small staff”, really means “For lucky way”.
  • As a rule, every portion of spirit is accompanied by a touch of glasses and a toast. Funeral and commemoration are exceptions; there the touch of glasses is forbidden.
  • It is not allowed to pour out by hand holding a bottle from below.
  • It is not allowed to fill a glass being held in the air.
  • It is considered bad luck to make a toast with an empty glass.
  • It is considered bad luck to put an empty bottle back on the table when it’s finished.

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|Saturday| Drink in moderation

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on September 17, 2011

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|Tuesday| Elie Saab Fall 2011

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 14, 2011


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|Tuesday| Valentino Fall & Winter : 2011 – 2012

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 14, 2011

Valentino designs for the Fall/Winter of 2011 -2012.


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|Sunday| Everybody here wants you

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on September 11, 2011

“Love can taste like the wine of the ages, baby.
And I know they all look so good from a distance,
But I tell you I’m the one.”  

 – Jeff Buckley

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|Sunday| BYO wine

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 10, 2011

By: The Creative Method

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|Sunday| Wine cartoon: Oops! My bad, it is vinegar.

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 10, 2011

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|Sunday| Biggest wine bottles

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 10, 2011

Bigger is always better!

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|Wednesday| Wine bars

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 7, 2011

From London to Dubai to Seattle:  Here are some of the prettiest (and cozy) wine bars in the world.

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|Sunday| The Clos Maggiore

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 4, 2011

The Clos Maggiore

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