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Impact of Temperature on Wine

Share: By Gabriel Matagne In an article published in a major wine publication, Decanter, in February 2013, Christy Canterbury MW is reporting the conclusion of a study by Christian E Butzke from the Department of Food Sciences of Purdue University: “Wine is aged to allow chemical reactions to occur. At a consistent, typical cellar temperature of 13°C, they materialise gradually. At higher temperatures, the processes accelerate and at different rates. A study by Butzke shows these processes begin in earnest over 16°C. Damage includes oxidisation, browning and a change of aroma and flavour. Extremely low temperatures, assuming the wine does...

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Palace Resorts Hosts Performances from REO Speedwagon and Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Share: Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort hosts performances from REO Speedwagon and Creedence Clearwater Revisited March 21, 2015 and April 24 and 25, 2015. Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations, is pleased to announce its all-star entertainment lineup for 2015. Legendary super group REO Speedwagon and Creedence Clearwater Revisited will take the stage at the brand’s signature property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun. The leader in awe-inclusive vacation experiences and world-class entertainment, Palace Resorts is offering guests who book a stay of five nights or more, at any of the brand’s...

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Mendocino County Events for Spring and Summer 2015

Share: Mendocino County Events for Spring & Summer 2015 VERITABLE VINO: It’s a 10! Long known for its Alsatian varietals and corner pocket of sparkling wine producers, Mendocino County recently received a new American Viticultural Region (AVA): Eagle Peak.  Situated 10 miles northwest of Ukiah, the petite wine-growing region is home to four commercial winegrowers and one tasting room (Masút Vineyard and Winery) featuring artisan Pinots crated by Jake and Ben Fetzer; www.masut.com.  The AVA encompasses nearly 21,000 acres of rugged terrain with vineyards on east and south-facing slopes adjoining two other hard-to-find, easy-on-the-palate neighbors: Redwood Valley and Potter Valley AVAs. WALK WITH...

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Vienna Hosts the Life Ball for AIDS Charity

Share: On May 16, 2015 Europe’s largest AIDS charity event will be flying the flag for solidarity and tolerance. Rathausplatz will be transformed into a riot of color for the Life Ball, ahead of a wild night inspired by this year’s title of Gold | Ver Sacrum | Santa Primavera | Sacre du Printemps. The main event and party will take place inside City Hall. The Life Ball, one of the world’s largest Aids charity events, will play out under the banner of Gold | Ver Sacrum | Santa Primavera | Sacre du Printemps this year. On May 16,...

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Las Vegas Vdara Hotel & Spa Introduces New VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge

Share: Las Vegas Vdara Hotel & Spa introduces new VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge. Vdara Hotel & Spa brings an intoxicating twist to the Las Vegas social scene with the introduction of its new concept VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge. VICE VERSA offers dual options such as classic or twisted cocktails, refreshingly light or indulgent bites, as well as intimate indoor or outdoor patio settings. “As a boutique hotel, Vdara’s lobby is the heart of the property and a place for guests to gather and enjoy a variety of experiences,” said Vdara General Manager Mary Giuliano. “Located center stage,...

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