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    Daily Wine News: Unfashionable

    “But for a significant segment of the wine-drinking population in the United States, the raves heard around the world were not enough to elicit a response beyond, perhaps, a yawn.” Eric Asimov explains why, “for young Americans in particular, Bordeaux has become downright unf...

    28 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Daily Wine News: What We Taste

    “Having spent a big part of his career as a critic in blind tastings, he now fully embraces context as one of the major parts of his enjoyment of and appreciation for wine.” In the New Yorker, Maria Konnikova explores “what we really taste when we drink wine.” “For those of...

    19 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Will Climate Change be the Death of Cork?

      Vinography: A Wine Blog - - 17 readers - There's a lot of talk these days about the impacts of climate change on wine. Weather patterns are shifting, volatility of weather continues to increase, and yes, temperatures continue to rise in some areas of the globe, pushi...

      Daily Wine News: Redeeming Zweigelt

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 16 readers - “The greatest compliment I can personally pay Umathum may be that he has single-handedly redeemed Zweigelt for me, producing not just a good rendition of the grape, but a great one.” Alder Yarrow visits “The King of Zweigel...

      Daily Wine News: Riesling Hero

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 15 readers - Riesling! CellarTracker has launched a mobile app! “Most of the wine trade loves… but many wine drinkers dislike it.” Elsewhere, Jancis Robinson explains why her “hero” is Riesling. “The name of the new Newton winemake...

      The Napa Valley is booming

      Wine Country Getaways - - 11 readers - If you have been traveling in the Napa Valley this summer you may have noticed that traffic is heavier, restaurants and lodging more crowded, and tasting rooms jammed. The North Bay Business Journal reports that tourism in the...

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      Naked Wines – A good possibility

      … Have you heard of Naked Wines?  It is a crowd-type funding venture where one contributes or invests money to support new winemakers. Naked Wines uses the term “Angel,’” as in “Angel Investors” who support startups in their beginning stage. As the winemaker produces labels, the wines are offered at a discount to the Angels in the Naked Wine club…

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      The Wine Foundry Purchases Napa Winery!

      …The Wine Foundry has purchased The Juice Box, a state-of-the-art winery custom crush facility in Napa. For the past two years, our mission focused on building a world-class winemaking team and investing in equipment to execute handcrafted wines at the highest level. This move advances our mission to deliver extraordinary wine, winemaking experiences and client ...…

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      Daily Wine News: Early Harvest

      … In California, harvest is underway! “If you can introduce someone to a wine and they really like it and then they go and try to find it and can’t, you feel cool about it.” In Punch, Christopher Ross explores the evolving tastes of those on Wall Street. “Yet the land, the climate, the language and the culture remain apart.” In the New York…

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      Daily Wine News: Delicious Penalty

      … “Even if a wine is good, solid, tasty, might even be delicious, if it isn’t typical, the wine is penalized” Alice Feiring criticizes the wine boards in South Africa and Canada. NPR chats with Maximillian Potter about “the plot to poison the world’s greatest wine.” According to Krug’s CEO, the wine world needs to let go of its obsession…

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      Winebits 344: Wine crime and wine shipping

      …: The Wine Spectator gets a lot of criticism here, but when it does something well, it deserves praise. Such was the recent post detailing wine shipping laws for every state — and it’s not even behind a pay wall. The good news is that 40 states will allow winery-to-consumer sales next year, up from 27 in 2005. The bad news is that just 14 states allow…

      8 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Daily Wine News: Cute Puppies

      … deciphers the city’s Italian wine lists. In Palate Press, Michelle Locke writes about Sicily’s efforts to market its unfamiliar grapes. “Remarkably, this neglected nation of fewer than four million souls has consistently been among the world’s top 10 wine exporters.” In BBC News, Stephen Sackur explores Moldova’s wine industry. In Wine-Searcher…

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      Daily Wine News: Withdrawn Restitution

      … Some big news in the Rudy Kurniawan case. On Thursday, “a federal judge delayed sentencing.” In addition, William Koch “withdrew his restitution claims” in exchange for a $3 million settlement and a promise that Kurniawan will “fully cooperate… and provide documentation and other information regarding counterfeiting in the industry.” On Wine…

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      The Napa Valley is booming

      … facelift. Developer Todd Zapolski is orchestrating this and is in partnership with Lodgeworks on the Archer Hotel. Archer Napa – architectural rendering provided by Lodgeworks Freemark Abbey Moving up to St. Helena, just north of the business area is the Freemark Abbey winery owned by Jackson Family Wines. Our grapevine sources tell us…

      11 readers - By Wine Country Getaways

      Force Majeure: Moving to Woodinville

      … I’m looking forward to seeing the new place from Force Majeure which should be opening up sometime in August. They are moving from their space in Totem Lake to Woodinville. Susan told me a bit of what prompted the move and sent me a few pictures of how the space looks right now. The move was prompted by the addition of  Todd Alexander…

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      Daily Wine News: Redeeming Zweigelt

      … Asimov. “Though the abbey has records mapping monastic vineyards from the Middle Ages, it wasn’t until 1992 that the monks decided to produce and market high-end wines.” In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto visits Frère Marie, the monk-cellarmaster of the Abbaye de Lérins “on the tiny, idyllic island of Saint Honorat.” “To prepare for the nearly two…

      16 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Will Climate Change be the Death of Cork?

      … be used for more premium corks), the cork itself had far more lenticular channels, which are highly undesirable in wine corks due to their tendency to let oxygen through. None of this spells good news for the cork industry, which exists in a perpetually embattled state already thanks to the growing popularity of alternative closures. There's talk…

      17 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      Daily Wine News: Unfashionable

      … Molesworth visits Château Miraval. “His lair was a hole in the ground, no larger than a shallow grave. Across the top a tarpaulin was pulled taught and camouflaged. The hole smelled like cheese.” In the New York Post, Michael Kane reviews Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World’s Greatest Wine by Maximillian Potter. In the San Jose Mercury News, Laurie Daniel visits Washington’s Red Mountain AVA. …

      28 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Winebits 343: Dave McIntyre, wine scores, and wine in the movies

      … That’s Dave in the middle, and he should be smiling. • More than well deserved: Who knew the Wine Curmudgeon would know someone who had won the same award as a Mondavi? Or the legendary Konstantin Frank, without whom U.S. regional wine would not have been possible? But that’s my pal Dave McIntyre, who was given the Monteith Trophy over…

      7 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon
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