“In an effort to fit in, Kurniawan treated his wealthy new friends to wines and dinners. He started buying millions of dollars worth of wine, hoping that ‘maybe they’ll let him be part of this club.’” Kerry Willis covers the trial of Rudy Kurniawan.
“On the covers of wine magazines, in documentary films and across social media it is the sommelier that has become the public face of wine.” In Punch, Francis Percival writes about ‘The Rise of the American Somm.”
Paul Mabray contends that “no wine app filled the void of answering one primary question – to connect consumers with wineries – until Delectable.”
“Sylvaner, you’ve been there all the while, widely planted yet somehow unappreciated: the region’s true underdog grape.” In Grape Collective, Zachary Sussman praises Sylvaner.
“Wine, of course, is the ultimate illiquid asset.” Walter Hamilton explores wine investing in the Los Angeles Times.
Will Lyons details his top ten wine tips.
Wine-Searcher chats with Olivier Krug about his family’s Christmas traditions.
Mike Veseth offers a brief rant about globalization.
“Jails, train yards, warehouses, shipyards, churches, apartment blocks, abandoned strip malls — all transformed into a world full of wine bars.” Alder Yarrow gets “goosebumps just thinking about it.”
Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka previews the Matthiasson’s 2011 Flora-based Vermouth from the Yount Mill Vineyard.