Women in Wine, Brain Storming, Moonshine and Chocolate

Liquid notes with oenophiles raving in Sicily and Tuscany, (the most difficult wine region?), lingering wine myths, Moscato from relative obscurity to toast of the town, growing crooked creek corn and moonshine. The brainstorming myth, absurdist/surreal work, tea infographic and chocolate times...

Women in wine
"It was a sort of calling,’’ says Arianna Occhipinti, 29, describing how she became a winemaker"
With 30 acres in Sicily, an organic vintner sets the wine world abuzz... Natural Woman | nytimes.com

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Brain... storming
The New Yorker ~ Brainstorming Doesn’t Really Work... GROUPTHINK

Kelli Anderson ~ This type of work can defy conventional expectations... My TEDx Talk

The Globe and Mail ~ Tuscany is the most difficult wine region to “really understand”... The changing taste of Tuscany's wines

* Huffington Post ~ Honest Cooking: Top 10 Wine Myths That Won't Die
* NPR Moscato Madness: The Dessert Wine's Sweet Surge
* Grist ~ Making moonshine and molasses [VIDEO]

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Chocolate Times
* NPR ~ DIY Willy Wonka Turns Home Into Chocolate Factory
* Cook Vegetarian Magazine ~ Double Chocolate Fudge with Vanilla and White Chocolate Buttercream Recipe
* Huffington Post ~ Love At Mast: Murray's Debuts Chocolate-Infused Cheese For Valentine's Day
* LifeStyle FOOD ~ How to Make Chocolate Souffl├ęs

Hello handsome
LA Times Magazine ~ Clooney's lighter side... Merry Prankster

Healthy corner & Gluten-Free notes
* Asia Food Journal ~ Analyst: Cocoa at “tipping point” as a naturally healthy ingredient
* Huffington Post ~ Food Allergies Much Less Prevalent Than Claims Of Food Allergies, According To Expert

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