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    • Diane Teitelbaum, 1946-2014

      The next Dallas Morning News wine competition will see many changes — new name, new people in charge, new format. But the biggest change will be that I won’t drive Diane Teitelbaum to the judging. Diane died this morning, and there is no way to express how much she will be missed. I might still be an ex-sportswriter looking for something to freelance about if not for Diane, an ...

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    • Daily Wine News: Legal Brouhaha

      “As New York wine retailers gear up for the busy holiday season, a legal brouhaha over whether they can ship bottles out of state is hovering like a dark cloud over the industry.” In the Wall Street Journal, Yoni Bashan reports. Elsewhere in the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague profiles Kevin Zraly, who “will be part of the New York wine scene for a long time to come.

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  • Daily Wine News: Right Now

    ….” In Wine Spectator, Lynn Alley writes about a Swiss vine geneticist and his efforts to save a historic vineyard. In the Oregonian, Katherine Cole profiles a group of local women who get together regularly to taste “grower Champagne and nothing else.” In the Village Voice, Lauren Mowery recommends Wines of California: A Comprehensive Guide. LA Confidential chats with Drew Barrymore about wine. …

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Museum-ification

    … Flickr, Norman27. “The supreme wine example of this is, of course, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Its fame is unsurpassed; its prices are eye-popping.” Matt Kramer worries about “The Museum-ification of Wine.” ConeTech claims that it removes alcohol from “one quarter of all the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced in California.” “A diversity…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 12 readers -
  • Winebits 364: Corks, liquor stores, restaurant wine

    … it has in Kentucky and Alaska. Shanken News Daily reports that the company has identified possible sites for expansion, and has hired executives away from Walmart and Total Wine and More to oversee the process. The chain expects to carry as many as 8,000 wines in its new stores. If Dallas is any indication, another national retailer with deep pockets…

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  • The “F” Word and Mother Nature’s Lady Parts: VINTAGE 2014

    …, (@LarnerWine), Winemaker, Larner Vineyard & Wines • Ryan Carr (@CarrWinery), Winemaker & Vineyard Manager, Carr Winery • Eric Carucci (@CARRUCCIwines), Winemaker, Carucci Wines Find out who is into rocks, eating dirt and chewing bark! Join us on twitter at promptly 7:30 p.m. Any wine enthusiast can join in to ask questions about the vintage…

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  • Daily Wine News: Puffeney To Retire

    … From At year’s end, Jacques Puffeney will retire. He plans to lease most of his vineyards to the Burgundy producer Marquis d’Angerville for its Domaine de Pélican label. Jonathan Lipsmeyer is convinced that “we’re star struck with aged wine” because we’re preoccupied “with our own mortality. To bridge “the UK’s polarized…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • Winebits 363: CDC, lawsuits, Big Wine

    … much but who are not addicted to alcohol.” This strikes me like being sort of pregnant, but what really matters is that the CDC’s definition of excessive drinking is wine with dinner, and this fact doesn’t appear in the story. For which the Wine Curmudgeon must call out Tara Parker-Pope at the New York Times for repeating that assertion. Which…

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  • Daily Wine News: Tough Work

    ….” In Wine-Searcher, Tyler Colman chats with Meursault winemaker Jean-Marc Roulot. Elsewhere in Wine-Searcher, Adam Lechmere details his top destinations for wine lovers visiting London. In the Wall Street Journal Europe, Will Lyons praises the Southern Rhone for offering “rich, ripe and warming wines that come into their own around this time…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 3 readers -
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