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Prosecco: No Longer The 'poor Man's Champagne'? - Yahoo Finance

On the 'Grapes of Wrath' Trail, the Dust Bowl Still Resonates

ALT "Cava and Prosecco are shedding the idea of the poor man's alternative for Champagne," said Chris Deas of New York's Zachys Wine & Liquor, a family-owned wine shop that sells nationwide. "People are becoming more educated and more experienced." Deas said sparking wine is a "huge growth area" for his business, especially in cities like New York and San Francisco. "There's a hip wine culture in places where the sommeliers are able to educate the buyers who are coming in," he said.
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Remembering ?The Grapes Of Wrath? | Here & Now

novelist John Steinbeck (1902 1968) is pictured in January 1930. The Grapes of Wrath was published April 14, 1939. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) John Steinbecks epic novel about Oklahoma farmers migrating to California during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. The Grapes of Wrath won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. It was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1940, starring Henry Fonda as the main character Tom Joad, a young man who returns to his family after being released from prison. Here &Now sliterary critic Steve Almond spoke toRobin Young in April about the books lasting importance. Guest
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Prosecco: No longer the 'poor man's Champagne'? - Dec. 29, 2014

luxury prosecco Try it in white wine glasses and I promise you, it will be like drinking champagne for the first time!" 6. The best temperature to drink champagne at is probably warmer than you're used to. "In the U.S., most people drink champagne at 32 degrees," says Heline. "In Europe, it's 36 Fahrenheit. But the ideal temp to me is 45 degrees Fahrenheit for champagne tasting.
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6 Things Moet Hennessy's Champagne Expert Taught Us About Bubbly - Yahoo News

Today few family farms survive in the Panhandle. Only the agricultural conglomerates can afford the technology that allows farmers to defy the dry years by pumping water from the Ogallala. It's a lesson straight out of The Grapes of Wrath: As farming becomes mechanized, you either get big or get out. "My dad always said the day of the small farmers is going to be gone, and it is," Patsy said. Unprompted, several people in the area told us they worry that "we're pumping the Ogallala dry." It's like a bunch of thirsty drinkers sucking on straws from just one glass of lemonade. But they also pointed out that groundwater is what's allowed farmers to survive during the drought.
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Brewery Hires First Female Head Brewer in NC - Time Warner Cable News

"People are becoming more educated and more experienced." Deas said sparking wine is a "huge growth area" for his business, especially in cities like New York and San Francisco. "There's a hip wine culture in places where the sommeliers are able to educate the buyers who are coming in," he said. The buyer of a premium bottle of Prosecco will get a sparkling wine that's rich and elegant, with a taste that's derived in part from the soil where the grapes are grown. Rock and clay make up the foundation for grapes grown in the Cartizze zone, for example, which is said to produce superior Prosecco.
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