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King Tutankhamen drank red wine
Well, it's official: King Tutankhamen drank red wine. According to a cnn.com news report, researcher Maria Rosa Guasch-Jane analyzed traces of the wine found in King Tut's tomb using a newly invented process that detects syringic acid, a color compound not found in white wine. Guasch-Jane pointed out that there had been clues to the wine preferences of the ancient Egyptians--like red-colored grapes depicted in old drawings--but until now, it had not been scientifically confirmed. I can just imagine the Wine Market Council's next ad campaign: Drink Like an Egyptian.
Wine and philosophy
A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
Water into wine
The policeman signals to a car driver to pull over to the side of the road, due to the fact that he appears to be driving erratically. He says to the driver, "You appear to have been drinking!"
No nose for wine
Even though I pride myself on general knowledge, I have mental blocks when it comes to certain things. Where I leave my car, for instance. Or what day of the week it is. Or how many kids I have.
Another one is wine. Although I like a number of wines, I can never keep them straight. I vaguely recall red wine belonging with red meat and white wine with white meat.
Selling wine in Asia
A man went to the wine seller's at midnight to buy wine. The wine seller, hearing several knocks at the door, said without opening it:
"Just throw in your coppers through the crack in the door."
Alsatian Gewurztraminer is the guest of Queen Elisabeth
A Riesling 1999 grand cru Schlossberg, cuvee Sainte Catherine, from Weinbach Faller’s Domaine in Kaysesberg was served with the main course for the celebration of Queen Elisabeth’s 80 th birthday last Wednesday.
Paris City Hall Wines Fetch Over $1M
Nearly 5,000 bottles from the vast wine cellar of Paris City Hall that went to auction during the weekend brought in about $1.2 million, far beyond expectations, the auctioneer said Sunday.
China scraps wine maker's mass nude run
Police in central China have scotched a wine maker's plans for a mass Christmas Eve "nude run" which the company said was a public interest event to discourage the use of "excessive packaging" in the industry.
Christie's and the 'fake' vintage wine
A 1787 Lafite fetched £105,000 because it belonged to a great US President. Now some owners of rare bottles fear they are victims of a hoax
Nine days before Christmas on a cold New York afternoon in 1988, a well-dressed Englishman arrived at a luxurious Fifth Avenue apartment with what looked like a normal suitcase
Hitler wine under the hammer
A rare bottle of Nazi wine with a label bearing a photograph of Hitler and handed out to senior German officers during the Second World War is expected to fetch £500 at auction.
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Colmar. Capital of alsacian vineyards.
Colmar. Nice city.