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Palate Press Wine of the Week: 2009 Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Tavola

Cherries and some cola and caramel show up on the nose, along with a little more burn than you would expect from the 13.7% alcohol reported on the label. On the palate the wood speaks loudest, in vanilla and caramel, followed by dark cherry and Dr. Pepper. A bit of allspice and white pepper appear on the palate, but none of it breaks through the wood. Drink with baked chicken, the dark meat if possible. No recommendation.
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Court Rejects Google Book Settlement

In a case that will have enormous ramification across the internet, particularly for authors and publishers of all kinds, Judge Denny Chin, sitting in the United States District Court in New York City, rejected a class action settlement between Google and a class representative for authors and publishers.
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Palate Press in the Media

Legal Issues The FTC, Bloggers, and Free Samples, linked in Advertisers Call for a Do-Over on FTC Blogger Rules, Amy Schatz, The Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2009. The End of Direct Wine Shipping?, Ma...