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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

USPS: Senate Bill 1789 To Allow Wine Shipments?

The United States Postal Service has been prohibited to ship beer, wine, and spirits since a law was passed. This law still remained on the books even after prohibition but a bill passed in the senate in April may change all of that soon. Section 404 is the section that address the shipping of spirits:
Section 404 - Authorizes the mailing of wine and beer by a licensed winery or brewery in accordance with the laws of the state, territory, or district where the addressee or authorized agent takes delivery. Requires USPS to issue regulations requiring: (1) the delivery of wine and beer directly to the addressee or agent; (2) the addressee to be at least 21 years of age; and (3) the individual who takes delivery to present a valid, government-issued photo identification.
Maybe Senate Bill 1789 this will save the USPS?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Endangered Species Wine: Toast to Saving Animals

I was having a conversation with Craig Kasnoff, Endangered Species Journalist, the other day and he mentioned that Endangered Species Day was coming up on Friday, May 18th. I know I always love an opportunity to help others while sipping wines so I did a search on the Internet and Endangered Wines came up. Endangered Wines donates 20% of their annual net profits to organizations that help protect threatened species around the world.  Some of the organizations that benefit includes Save China’s Tigers, The International Elephant Foundation, Pandas International, and Polar Bears International.

Raise a glass or two to Endangered Species Day and help out some of the animals. You'll feel good. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bonhams: Fine & Rare Wines Auction

I had the opportunity to attend a wine tasting over at the Seattle Tennis Club last week in anticipation of the upcoming Bonham's Fine & Rare Wines auction. The auction will be held in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on May 19th at 1pm Eastern. You can also participate online for some of these great wines if you register in advance.

Bonhams is pleased to be offering a May 19 auction of Fine & Rare Wines in New York and San Francisco, with a simulcast in Los Angeles. Notable vintages offered in the sale range in age from 1875 to 2009 with estimates from $200 to $20,000. This sale is sure to attract connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.Among the anticipated collections is a selection of perfectly stored complete cases of first-growth Bordeaux from the excellent 2000 vintage including Chateau Mouton Rothschild (pre-sale est. $11,000-15,000) and Chateau Latour (pre-sale est. $10,000-14,000) as well as two rare and pristine six-bottle cases of 1997 Massetto (pre-sale est. $3200-5500 each).

From a Californian collector comes an array of carefully preserved and very rare Italian wines including two bottles of 1971 G. Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino (pre-sale estimate $1900-2500), and a single bottle

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Billionaire's Vinegar: Brad Pitt To Star

You may have heard that the book The Billionaire's Vinegar was going to made into a movie. It has just been announced that Brad Pitt will have a starring role in the production.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Stay Young: Drink Red Wine?

From CBS comes a story about a study that searches for proof that red wine has anti aging properties with resveratrol. Let's hope it true.