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|Sunday| Vinum Vine 2012 annual report

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 31, 2012

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|Sunday| New Year Party idea : Hire a bartender.

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 31, 2012

|Sunday| Wine stains removal

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on December 31, 2012
  1. Blot.Use a clean white cloth to blot up as much of the red wine stain as you can. You’ll need to alternate parts of the cloth to always blot using a fresh spot.
  2. Add a little water.Pour a small amount of water onto the red wine stain and continue blotting. The water will help to dilute the red wine letting you blot up the stain more easily. Be sure not to pour too much water at a time. Continue until no more stain can be removed.
  3. Make a baking soda paste.Use a 3-1 ratio of baking soda/water paste on the red wine stain. Put the paste directly on the stain and allow it to dry before vacuuming up the paste.
  4. Apply a carpet stain remover.If the stain remains, apply a carpet stain remover according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Tips:

  1. Be sure to test any carpet stain removal techniques on a hidden area of your carpet to make sure of the results.

Wine stain carpet

|Saturday| Greece Wine Map

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on December 22, 2012

Greece wine map

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|Saturday| Morocco Wine Map

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on December 22, 2012

Morocco Wine Map

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|Saturday| Portugal Wine Map

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on December 22, 2012

Portugal Wine Map

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|Saturday| Israel Wine Map

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on December 22, 2012

Israel Wine Map

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|Wednesday| Winter wedding

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 19, 2012

Winter wedding table arrangements

Table arrangement  wedding winter

Wedding Table Arrangement in the city

 

Winter wedding kiss

wedding maids

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|Monday| Hunger wages

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 17, 2012

South Africa torched table grapes plantation aka hunger wages

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|Monday| Gandalf

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 17, 2012

Gandalf Wine

Is this photoshopped or is it really happening?

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|Wednesday| Michael McDonald

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on December 12, 2012

MadTV Michael McDonald on Wine

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|Tuesday| The days of wine and roses

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 11, 2012

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.

– Ernest Dowson, from “Vitae Summa Brevis” (1896).

|Tuesday| Cynara

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 11, 2012

Last night, ah, yesternight, betwixt her lips and mine
There fell thy shadow, Cynara! thy breath was shed
Upon my soul between the kisses and the wine;
And I was desolate and sick of an old passion,
Yea, I was desolate and bowed my head:
I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.

All night upon mine heart I felt her warm heart beat,
Night-long within mine arms in love and sleep she lay;
Surely the kisses of her bought red mouth were sweet;
But I was desolate and sick of an old passion,
When I awoke and found the dawn was gray:
I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.

I have forgot much, Cynara! gone with the wind,
Flung roses, roses riotously with the throng,
Dancing, to put thy pale, lost lilies out of mind;
But I was desolate and sick of an old passion,
Yea, all the time, because the dance was long:
I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.

I cried for madder music and for stronger wine,
But when the feast is finished and the lamps expire,
Then falls thy shadow, Cynara! the night is thine;
And I am desolate and sick of an old passion,
Yea, hungry for the lips of my desire:
I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.

-Ernest Dowson, from Non Sum Qualis eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae

 

 

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|Friday| Alcohol comparison chart

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on December 7, 2012

Alcohol comparison chart

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|Friday| Facts

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 7, 2012

– 12% = 24 proof.

– 16g of alcohol in a 175ml glass of red or white wine.

–  4/7 = 0.5714. Thus, the definition amounts to declaring that 100° proof spirit has an ABV of 4/7.–  100% alcohol will have 100×(7/4) = 175° proof, and a spirit containing 50% ABV will have 50×(7/4) = 87.5° proof.

–  A standard drink contains 10 g (12.67 ml) of alcohol, the amount that an average adult male can metabolize in one hour.

–  The flash point of ordinary wine containing 12.5% ethanol is about 52 °C (126 °F)

–  Sugar → 2 CH3CH2OH + 2 CO2

–  Sugar + H2O → 4 CH3CH2OH + 4 CO

– The most ethanol-tolerant strains of yeast can survive up to approximately 15% ethanol by volume .

Alcohol-Stages-of-Liver-Damage

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|Friday| World most expensive wine : Penfolds Ampoule 2004 Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on December 7, 2012

Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon World Most expensive Wine

Penfolds 2004 Block 42 Wine

 

Who will pick this one over Heidsieck 1907?

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|Friday| Drinking glasses from wine bottles

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 7, 2012

drinking glasses from wine bottles

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|Thursday| Picture of the day

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on December 6, 2012

Drinking Wine

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|Thursday| Amo Eno

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 6, 2012

Amo Eno Wine Bar IFC Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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|Thursday| JW Marriott

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 6, 2012

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong Wine Bar

Hong Kong

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