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Wine Wednesday: Wine Philosophy and Biodynamic Farming

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Gary Vaynerchuck is excited.  While that may not be a surprise to many, this episode of WineLibrary TV is certainly something to get excited about.  On this feature of Wine library TV, Gary is joined by Nicolas Joly, an expert on the subject of French wines, biodynamic farming and how to avoid some of the downfalls that result from modern farming techniques.  Sound interesting?  It is... ...

Wine Wednesdays: Introducing WineLibrary.com

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For quite a while now, we here at StyleCrave have been big fans of a little web show called Wine Library TV.  Wine Library is a web video show featuring the director of the WineLibrary.com wine store, the wine madman himself, Gary Vaynerchuck.  Over 600 tasty episodes later, we spoke with Gary and the crew at WineLibrary to get involved with the readers at StyleCrave.com.  Starting today,...

Wine for Autolust: Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo Wines

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When we think about good, Italian wine, the names Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo don't come to mind-- unless we're looking for a stylish ride to our local wine boutique.  The Scrimaglio family vineyard plans to switch that up a bit by introducing a series of wines under those classic Italian car brand names.  You want Fiat Chardonnay, Lancia Spumante or Alfa Romeo Pinot?  You've got it. ...

Artisan Cellars Retail Shop Looks Amazing

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Artisan Cellars is the storefront of a crew of sommeliers specialized in small production vineyards who staunchly believe in utmost quality and individuality. Their newest high-end wine retail shop is a one of a kind design by Asylum, featuring a tasting room with seating for 10 and space to rack up 400 bottles of luxury wines. Heaven for wine lovers, the simple looking white-washed walls...

LinkCrave: the Wine Packaging Lamp

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We love lamps, and we love wine.  The enterprising Spanish design firm Ciclus has fused both of our passions into one box.  This bottle of cava comes in a system of packaging that transforms into a stylish, modern lamp.  Pop the cork, unfold the box, plug in a bulb and rebuild it-- you've got a sweet, slatted table lamp (and few nice glasses of Spanish Cava).  [dvice] AskMen reviews...

The Merus Winery in Napa Valley, California

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Looking far more elegant and graceful than some of the most renowned restaurants in the world, the Merus Winery in Napa Valley has been designed by Dutch Uxus Design to match the beautiful scenery and those amazing panoramas in California. The winery, which will open in early 2009, combines a minimalistic design together with modern architecture, to give it a highly refined and exquisite look....

The Bent-Wood Wine Rack

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Designed with sexy curves by Alberto Mantilla, Scott Henderson and Anthony Baxter, the Bent-Wood Wine Rack is a wonderful little addition ahead of your Christmas and New Year 'get drunk' nights. The rack can hold all the wine you need, as the twisting shapes of birch and walnut hold six standard bottles and one Magnum in the center. It should be up for grabs before Christmas allowing you to...

Boarding Pass Shiraz, Vintage 2005

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What makes a good wine?  For most wine buyers, the packaging makes the sale.  Sure, brand loyalty, grape preference and reviews are driving factors, but when stuck between two wines-- the packaging often drives the decision.  Our friends over at NotCot spotted some of the most fun packaging we've seen lately with the Boarding Pass Shiraz.  This 2005 vintage Shiraz features air...

Playboy's Upscale Wine Collection - For Connoisseurs!

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Playboy has come out with a range of wines with a label that is synonymous to its image - a label of sex appeal and classic distinction.  The Playboy Wine Collection includes Gargiulo Money Road Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Supery's famous Dollarhide Cabernet Sauvignon, Schug Estate Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, RODA Cirsiron and Tenuta Sette Ponts Oreno-- all available not only online but...