Court of Master Sommeliers Introduces “Hyper-Decanting” to Course Syllabus.

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE WAS PRODUCED AS PART OF APRIL FOOLS DAY JOKE. ALL CHARACTERS ARE FICTIONAL. I DO NOT REPRESENT THE COURT OF MASTER SOMMELIERS AND NEVER HAVE. It’s about time hyper-decanting was given the recognition the recognition it deserves!For those of you that aren’t in the loop, hyper-decanting is quite simply the process of pouring a whole bottle of wine (red or white) into a food processor, turning it to the appropriate setting for…

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Wine Road Barrel Tasting Drunkenness Shocks Healdsburg Merchants.

News article taken from Press Democrat. So it appears that the annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting in Sonoma may be uncorking a little too much rowdiness for the town in the center of it all! Healdsburg merchants are complaining that younger imbibers are getting carried away, transforming the event into a “frat party,” and even a “beer blaster.” “There’s incredible drunkenness,” Anne Marie Montecuollo, owner of a fine jewelry store, told the City Council Monday….

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Sex-Starved Flies Turn to Alcohol, Study Shows.

A new study has shown that sex-deprived fruit flies are more likely to drink excessive amounts of alcohol than their sexually satisfied counterparts. It’s one of those studies that raise the question: Who does this kind of research? “This was just a wild experiment to do,” lead researcher Galit Shohat-Ophir acknowledged in a report in the journal Science. But she said the study yielded dramatic results that could shed light on the brain mechanisms involved…

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