Cambridge University has £1.67 million wine collection

When WineOfTheWeek was at college, we got our alcoholic kicks from copious amounts of snakebite and black. I can say with absolute certainty that the University we attended did not have any form of wine cellar. If you are currently a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, then you may be pleased to know that your […]

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Gordon Ramsey speaks out over £250,000 wine cellar

Gordon Ramsey today issued a statement explaining his controversial £250,000 wine cellar. The celebrity chef  is having the cellar installed in his £2.8million seven-bedroom West London home. Here is the statement in full: F*** Off. Gordon Ramsay is a cock. Sorry, a ‘cook’.

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Alcohol more harmful than heroin shocker!

Every now and then a report comes out highlighting that alcohol is a) a drug, and b) quite a powerful one. Professor David Nutt, formerly the drug advisor to the Labour government who was sacked for his unpalatable views, has reiterated his stance that alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than LSD and ecstasy. And […]

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Ping Pong Table Wine

Imagine that you have no imagination. Imagine that you are unable to make even the simplest of decisions without pictorial guidance. Welcome to the ‘Rethink Table Wines” packaging concept from the design agency RethinkCananda. The labels feature illustrations of various tables. So, we have a ping pong table, a pub garden table, a poker table, […]

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Twitter launches wine, yours to drink in 140 sips

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone  recently  announced that they are ready to sell their first wines. The Twitter wine venture began last year with a tie up with wine maker Crushpad and the the non-profit Room to Read. The idea is to sell the wine in order to promote education and literacy under the name of […]

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Who you calling a Cenosilicaphobiac?

Cenosilicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass. The Cenosilicaphobiac Cat is the name of a wine. Here’s the story of that wine presented to us by the consistently wonderful d’Arenberg: Growing up, fourth generation winemaker, Chester Osborn, had a large ginger cat with blood shot eyes named Non Alcoholic Booze. In typical Australian fashion […]

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Close Encounters with Musical Wine Glasses

This isn’t the first time that WineOfTheWeek has featured the bizarre art-form that is musical wine glasses and we can’t promise it will be the last! The video features Dutch artists Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug and was performed after just eight weeks of practice. Utterly bizarre thing to do. But also utterly bewitching.

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A glass of wine makes hospital food taste better

As reported in the Globe and Mail, this article kicks off with our favourite opening sentence of recent times. Here’s Wendy Leung’s piece concerning one hospitals attempt to make wine part of the hospital experience: Would you care for a nice glass of riesling with your watery tapioca pudding? Or perhaps a splash of shiraz […]

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One Caterpillars mission to drink red wine

An animated caterpillar is on a mission to scale a wine glass. Go on little man! You can do it! Funny Short 3D Animation – Caterpillar & Glass Of Wine Uploaded by BettyReese. – Watch more comedy videos and sitcoms.

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Scots just want a comfy sofa and a glass of wine

WARNING: NO ONE IS GOING TO BELIEVE THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS. The Scotsman newspaper is reporting that Scottish pub-goers are more likely than their English counterparts to want a comfy sofa and a good selection of wine in their local bar. Not content with suggesting a hitherto unheralded alcoholic sophistication the article goes on to report […]

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Tesco introduce The Zork to sparkling wine

Zork was one of the first interactive fiction computer games. Set in a sprawling underground labyrinth the user controlled a nameless adventurer whose goal was to find treasures hidden in caves. Zork is also the name of a resealable top for sparkling wines and Tesco have just announced that they will be adopting the closure […]

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Starbucks to serve wine?

CNN are reporting that Starbucks is to start serving wine at one of of its “learning lab” locations in Seattle. In a brief statement announcing the reopening of the store, Starbucks said it is offering wine and beer, as well as an “expanded food menu,” at the location. The statement didn’t provide any details on […]

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Why David Cameron’s Big Society does not include wine

David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ seems to depend on the willingness of volunteers to give up their free time in order to apply their skills for the public good. As the Coalition government lit the ‘bonfire of the quangos’ last week, much media scorn was directed towards the ‘Foreign Office’s Government Hospitality Advisory Committee on the […]

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Hugh Johnson’s iPhone app reviewed

Hugh Johnson is one of the wine worlds cuddly creatures. He may not be seen too much in the media these days, but he still delivers his hugely successful ‘Pocket Guide to Wine’ each and every year. The ever popular paper version of the Pocket Guide now finds itself reformatted for the iPhone and WineOfTheWeek […]

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A useless date with wine

This week’s pointless wine gadget comes from the website ‘Le Moutin Noir & Co’. It’s a wine bottle stopper with twistable date rings that allows you to keep a track of when you’ve opened your wine. We have a major issue with this. Firstly how bloody long are you expecting to keep an uncorked wine […]

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Kathy Lee Gifford drinks wine out of her bra

An old one but without doubt one of the best. Kathy Lee Gifford performs an extraordinary demonstration of possibly the most bizarre product of all time – a bra that doubles as wine storage. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you “The Wine Rack”. Kathie Lee Gifford Tries “The Wine Rack” – watch more funny videos

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Shock as Gwyneth Paltrow drinks wine

DigitalSpy.co.uk is a vacuous waste of webspace. Gwyneth Paltrow is an actress married to a man who makes vacuous music. Today DigitalSpy stated that ‘Gwyneth Paltrow has reportedly revealed that she likes to relax with a glass of wine a few nights a week’. DigitalSpy beleives this to be some kind of extraordinary revelation. Still […]

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Bruegel paints vomiting peasants harvesting grapes

The renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder is best known today for his tranquil winter scenes so when Spain’s Prado Museum discovered a previously unknown work, they were surprised to see a group of peasants throwing up their lunch at a wild grape harvest. The new work was discovered after restoration of another painting that […]

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Theresa May wages irrational war on alcohol consumption

Home Secretary Theresa May played to the gallery at today’s Conservative Party conference by pledging to  “tear up Labour’s disastrous Licensing Act”. As well as confirming her determination to go after below-cost sales of alcohol  she also confirmed plans to give local people more say in licensing issues, to introduce fees for late-night policing, and […]

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MSNBC bloke wakes up to wine on Facebook

This just in from REUTERS. An article by MSNBC wine journo Edward Deitch (check out his blog) states a whole bunch of obvious stuff and backs it up with a bunch of stats from some puffy research. Here’s the article in full: Social media is exploding in the wine business and a new survey illustrates […]

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