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

    … If you think you know what someone means when she says “the ‘F’ Word,” you probably have not spent much time with a winemaker. Talk of Lady parts and Mother Nature’s ass — it was not quite was I expected when Wil Fernandez sent me a sneak preview of VINTAGE 2014: the stories behind the vines. I have seen some of the initial filming…

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  • Daily Wine News: Puffeney To Retire

    … From vintagesonline.com. 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…

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  • Winebits 363: CDC, lawsuits, Big Wine

    … of which is Layer Cake. In this, what the wines taste like barely comes up, though there is plenty of discussion about pricing, distribution and the three-tier system, and margins. Which is what the wine business really is, and not all that foolishness that the Winestream Media would have you believe. The post Winebits 363: CDC, lawsuits, Big Wine appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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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…

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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…

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  • Winebits 362: Wine sales, Cava, imported wine

    … as something more than a niche product. As the Shanken story notes, “consumption has increased nearly 80 percent over the past two decades,” and per capita consumption has finally risen past its 1970s levels. • Bring on the sparkling: Cava, the Spanish sparkling wine, has long been a Wine Curmudgeon favorite, but it faces intense competition from…

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  • Daily Wine News: Objectively Delicious

    … Sophie Barrett contends that “deliciousness isn’t as subjective as we sometimes construe.” “As New York sheds its skin once more, the most exciting new wrinkle is a casual, friendly, ‘on your side’ mentality that restaurants have applied to wine.” On the website for the Guild of Master Sommeliers, Matt Stamp chats with nine of New York City’s…

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  • Daily Wine News: Raw Revolution

    … “Although this attention has been long overdue for the category as a whole, one of the most compelling developments of the nascent sherry renaissance has been the emergence of a new style known as en rama, which roughly translates to ‘on the branch’ or ‘raw.’” In Grape Collective, Zachary Sussman writes about Sherry’s “Raw Revolution.” “I would…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Winebits 361: Thanksgiving 2014 edition

    …, is next to the $60 Sea Smoke, a 14.9 percent California monster with 16 months of oak and a critical darling. The only thing those two wines have in common is that they have grapes in them. • Never simple: From Eric Asimov at the New York Times, whose annual Thanksgiving column, which I always enjoy, is not unlike the Passover Seder scene from “Annie…

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