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James Laube

October 2009

Better Treats Than Tricks Saturday Night
Halloween is perfect for uncorking creepy wines
Posted: Oct 30, 2009 5:05pm ET

If you’re going to play trick or treat with your wine-drinking buddies, this is as good a weekend as any to do it. My thoughts turned to Halloween after being captivated by Erna Schein's Cemetery label Cabernet. Now I'm inspired to pick out some wines from my cemetery, um, cellar, of "regrettable collectibles" and set their spirits free.

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Wine Pairing and Putting the Sommelier to Work
Pros and cons of letting someone else choose your dinner Wines
Posted: Oct 29, 2009 3:45pm ET

Letting the sommelier choose the wines can be a great alternative to ordering and drinking one bottle of wine through dinner, particularly when the wine and food matches sing in harmony.

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Dining Around in New York City
Lots of great choices, from Greek to seafood to Spanish cuisine
Posted: Oct 20, 2009 2:40pm ET

James Laube says there are options galore for food and wine experiences in New York, be it Greek, Italian, Spanish or seafood.

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Crushpad is Atwitter
Twitter and Crushpad team up with the Room to Read charity for a new winemaking venture
Posted: Oct 16, 2009 1:44pm ET
James Laube did not envision Twitter entering the wine business with its new collaboration with Crushpad and the Room to Read charity. This new project effectively merges two vehicles of New Media, which have been shrinking the distance between the consumer and producers.
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A Huge Sale of Schrader Cabernets
L.A. auction of every wine made nets $511,000
Posted: Oct 13, 2009 2:38pm ET
Schrader Cellars sold $511,000 of Cabernet from its cellar at a Zachys wine auction in Los Angeles, featuring 195 lots and including every wine Schrader has made along with many rare, oversize bottles, up to 9 liters in volume.
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Grand Old California Classics and a Failed First-Growth
Old Napa Cabernets shine but a cork fails an iconic bottle
Posted: Oct 8, 2009 9:34am ET
I had the best 1960 BV Private Reserve I’ve ever had yesterday, along with a classic Heitz Martha's 1974 and a 1961 Inglenook Cask.
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New Direction for Diageo in Napa Valley
Michel Rolland and Paul Hobbs have been working with Beaulieu and Acacia
Posted: Oct 5, 2009 1:19pm ET
Diageo has retained superstar consultants Michel Rolland and Paul Hobbs to fine-tune winemaking with Diageo’s California wine interests, including Beaulieu and Acacia in Napa Valley.
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