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Wine Labels

A humorous look at more than 230 unusual wine labels, such as: Fat Bastard Chardonnay, Cardinal Zin, and Marilyn Merlot. Browse unusual labels, varietals, places, and wine names on Peter F. May's Winelabels.

Wine Battle

Red T-Shirts and bota bag bazookas. The Fiesta de San Pedro in the Rioja town of Haro. Villagers from neighboring Miranda de Ebro splatter liters of wine upon their Haro neighbors in a symbolic battle with its origins dating back to disputes of ownership of local crags. Lasts until lunchtime, whereupon everyone heads back to Haro to gather in Plaza de la Paz. Spanish Culture.

Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts.

– John Stuart Blackie

Wine and Fashion

Biennial Festival of Wine and Fashion presented by Asociación de Mujeres Amigas del Vino (AMAVI) of Madrid. Bottles are "dressed" by leading fashion designers and shown on the catwalk, then auctioned, with the collected proceeds benefitting charities. A non-profit organizaion, AMAVI publicizes the presence of women in the world of wine and enhances the culture of wine. Member of Internatioal Associated Women in Wine. Asociación de Mujeres Amigas del Vino.

Womens' Wine Association

Six women’s wine associations of France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Hungary, and Switzerland founded this non-profit in 2002 to provide a federation for women in wine. The International Associated Women in Wine's aims are to "promote and develop the intelligent consumption of wine, further wine’s cultural aspects, and facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between women wine professionals." IAWIW.

Ordering Wine

Turning the waiter into scrambled oeufs among the many dishes Steve Dublanica serves up on his blog. Scroll the archives, or start with "El Fantasma" in this sunny-side collection of restaurant and dining stories on Waiter Rant.

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