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  • Winebits 356: Big Wine edition

    …. You might have heard of some of its brands, like Bota Box and Gnarly Head, but the winery itself is perfectly happy to be little known. That’s why this two-part interview (here and here) with Delicato president and CEO Chris Indelicato, conducted by the Shanken News Service is worthwhile. Indelicato talked about wine prices and that another big…

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  • Daily Wine News: Tannic Bath

    … Eric Asimov concludes that “2010 was an outstanding year for Barolo.” “The young breed of ‘New’ Californians and ‘New’ New Yorkers are bringing vibrancy and energy to the sorting table.” And that makes Alfonso Cevola very happy. Will Lyons believes the wines of Chêne Bleu “could be the world’s first Super Rhône.” “The past decade or so has…

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  • Daily Wine News: Vines & Soil

    … “If Yvon Métras wines stand out, that’s in large part because he takes cares of his vines and soil, using a cable-powered plow to get rid of the grass, not chemicals, and on these steep terroir this is not an easy job.” Bertrand Celce profiles Yvon Métras.” “What became clear as the members of the panel spoke, however, was that Kurniawan’s…

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  • Daily Wine News: Improbable Darlings

    … From Wikipedia. In Punch, Alice Feiring visits Georgia, whose “wines have become improbable darlings in the natural wine world.” “De Villeneuve’s survival is a good thing for Provence wine.” Robert Camuto chats with Raimond de Villeneuve, who is in his 20th vintage at Château de Roquefort. Villeneuve lost his entire, 62-acre crop after…

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  • In Defense of Excess(ive) Wine Writing

    … good job of explaining to the 1% why their excessive spending is justified. What’s really kind of interesting about this extension of the 100-point idea is that it takes this pinnacle of the Wine Advocate rating scale and turns it into a useful metaphor for excessive spending, excessive consumption, the best-of-the-best, and top-of-the-heap…

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  • Winebits 355: Underage drinking, lawsuits, drunks

    …, writing in London’s Daily Mail, has had her fill of government agencies telling her she is an alcoholic. “Two glasses of wine a night doesn’t mean I’m a drunk.” Couldn’t have said it better myself. The post Winebits 355: Underage drinking, lawsuits, drunks appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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  • Wines of San Juan, Argentina

    … of Torrontes said to have ties to Muscat of Alexandria and Criolla Chica. I was also intrigued by a unique blend of Pedro Ximenez and Torrontes by Cavas S.R.L. winery, which drank almost like a dessert wine but had a much lighter mouthweight that would make it suitable for a spicy dish or a hot day on a patio. The biggest differences I found were among…

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  • Daily Wine News: Licking Rocks

    … to find out “when and how some key California winemakers became interested in producing ‘serious Sauvignon.’” “Sherry covers a dazzling gamut of styles and flavor profiles, from bone-dry fino and manzanilla to raisin-y sweet Pedro Ximénez (a.k.a. PX). And there is much in between, all of it ably described by Baiocchi.” In the Los Angeles Times, S…

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  • Another Idiotic California Law Screws Wineries

    … whom they employ to the disgusting indentured servitude that still exists in the sex trade. California has better things to spend taxpayer money on than prosecuting wineries who invite some friends over to help them pick grapes. Photo of man picking grapes courtesy of Bigstock. Posted by: Alder on October 11, 2014 1:11 PM Tweet Share this post elsewhere: Digg it! - Add to del.icio.us - Add to Stumbleupon - Add to Reddit Filed under: Ramblings and Rants , Wine News Comments (0) Comment on this entry…

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  • Daily Wine News: Insanity

    … Officials at the New York State Liquor Authority have gone completely insane. In the New York Times, Eric Asimov finds 10 Manhattan restaurants that “cherish” $40 to $60 wines. “At 80 she has the energy and enthusiasm of someone two decades younger. She’s off to Macchu Picchu this month and has a passion for white water rafting.” In Wine…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Riesling- 7 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Powdered Tannins

    … “It hasn’t happened with food; I doubt it will happen with wine.” Mike Steinberger believes that it’s “fantasy to believe that ingredient lists are going to somehow discourage the use of things like gum arabic and powdered tannins.” “Instructors can usually spot the laypeople because, while enthusiastic and eager to learn, ‘they don’t know what…

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  • Daily Wine News: NYC BYOB

    … In Wine-Searcher, Tyler Colman solicits BYOB tips from some of New York City’s top wine personalities. “Since somms are drinkers first and wine obsessives second, the source of their excitment can stray far from the first-growth Bordeaux and premier cru Champagnes you’d expect — anything from funky Belgian sours to vintage Chartreuse has…

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