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http://www.vinography.com [Vinography: A Wine Blog] He had gotten his hands on a couple of dusty bottles with the initials "TH.J" engraved on them. Discovered in the cellar of a wealthy old wine family in Paris, the bottles were auctioned off as wine made for the library of none other than Thomas Jefferson, who had a habit of ordering French wine directly from producers.

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Bkwine.comhttp://www.bkwine.com [Bkwine.com] BKWine Brief Blog: INAO, the semi-governmental body that control French wine production rules, has proposed that the system of Appellation Contrôlée should be split into two tiers: one that follows traditional, strict rules on production, terroir etc, and one that allows for more flexibility and for more new technology (should we read “oak chips” between the lines?). As always in French procedures this is so far just a proposal and will have to be debated with various organisations.

http://www.nctimes.com [Nctimes.com] Screw top wine bottles make local debut North County Times - North ...: WINE COUNTRY ---- In the world of wine connoisseurs, screw-top bottles are for the street corner, not the tasting room. But one of the region's largest wineries has introduced a line of wines in a screw-cap bottle, and when you buy one, you're as likely to carry it out in a gift bag as in a brown paper sack.

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