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How Climate Change Will Transform Winemaking

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Global grape-growing regions will shift dramatically over the coming decades, according to study

If you like wines from Washington state, get ready for some good news. According to a study led by Conservation International biologist Lee Hannah, rising temperatures associated with climate change will dramatically expand the vineyard-friendly space in the Pacific Northwest over the coming decades. (Unfortunately, that expansion will come at the expense of wildlife habitat.) Californian......read more

The Perennial Plate: Ten Things We Love About Italy

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The best parts about about the best food country in the world

It's no secret that Italians know how to eat right, and while an amazing food culture is by no means the only thing the country has to offer, it is surely one of the highlights. The intrepid foodies at The Perennial Plate celebrate the great things about Italian food culture with "Ten Things We Love About Italy," an episode shot while traveling through the country. Different regions produce......read more

How Climate Change Will Make the Global Wine Shortage Worse

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Volatile temperatures don't bode well for worldwide deficit, report warns

Say it ain't so! A Morgan Stanley study warns that the world is facing a wine shortage, with global consumer demand already significantly outstripping supply. A 5 percent decline in production in 2012 is blamed for "the deepest shortfall in over 40 years of records" (about 300 million cases).  The drop in production is largely attributable to unstable temperatures in western Europe and......read more

I'll Have the Biodynamic Red

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It's time to get in touch with your inner hippie

Gitanjali Roche for The Huffington Post: Eco-friendly, organic, unfiltered, without sulfites....also known as 'hippie wines.' Some psychedelic things have been happening in the wine-realm over the past few years, and it would be easy to dismiss them as another new-age trend that won't last long. However, we common folk who aren't wine experts or sommeliers shouldn't be so quick to dismiss them......read more

Australian Winemakers Respond to Changing Climate

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As the country's traditional wine-growing regions grow hotter and drier, winemakers are flocking to Tasmania

(Reuters) - Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer's winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley - the hot, dry region that is home to the country's world-famous big, brassy shiraz. Trampling over the family's century-old grape-growing roots on the Australian mainland, Glaetzer headed south to the island state of Tasmania to strike out on his own and prove......read more

Wine Barrel Lazy Susan

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Up-cycled aged oak wine barrel $129.00

Our Wine Barrel Lazy Susan delivers dishes right to you with a simple flick of the wrist. Rotating in the center of the table, its displays the original imprint of the cooperage of origin. Did we mention that it's a converted oak barrel end, gainfully re-employed as a spinning server? Made in USA. 23.5"D x 2"H    ...read more

Food & Wine: Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer

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The Hungry Crowd: Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer

TV star Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer talk about SHFT, their online boutique with its own organic wine, and their go-to dishes and drinks. Adrian Grenier’s Go-To Dish “My mom makes a brown rice, steamed vegetable and mint salad that’s so good, a chef in Culver City put it on her menu last year.” In Peter Glatzer’s Glass “I love smoky mezcal and......read more

Portugal News: SHFT House Wine Launch

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At the International Gourmet Festival in Portugal, SHFT introduced its House Wine to an intimate crowd

Speaking to The Portugal News of their invitation to the renowned gastronomic event, Grenier said that they were “very excited to come and not only share what we’ve been doing in the United States, but also to get a glimpse and a taste of life and culture here in Portugal.” Probably best known for starring in hit HBO series Entourage as well as his role in the movie ‘The......read more

Corkit

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Cork winestoppers transformed into sustainable flower pots $8.00

Light, durable, and sustainable, cork makes an excellent choice of material for all manner of consumer products. Even better is when the cork itself is recycled, as is the case with Besta Cork, a Scranton, PA.-based startup which partners with Cork Reharvest to create products from recycled wine corks. Among Besta's early offerings is Corkit, a cheap, non-toxic......read more

Studio Swine: Can City

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Duo creates a collection of aluminum furniture from Sao Paulo street materials

Studio Swine, the cross-disciplinary design duo made up of Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves, has released a video to document its Can City project. While in Sao Paulo, the pair built a mobile foundry that smelts aluminum cans using waste vegetable oil as fuel. With the ability to make both moulds and finished pieces on-site, Can City turns the street into a local factory. In Sao Paulo, over......read more

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