“We believe that our ocean-aged fine wine…could revolutionize how vintners around the world think about winemaking. The only obstacle: the federal government.” In the Wall Street Journal, Jim Dyke Jr. reacts to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s orders to pull his cases of Napa Valley wine out of Charleston Harbor.
Elsewhere in the Wall Street Journal, Will Lyons suggests 10 refreshing rosés for summer.
In Vinous Media, Antonio Galloni’s first impressions of Champagne 2014. “I found the mood a little less ebullient than last year…Two thousand fourteen has turned out to be an irregular vintage.”
Tyler Colman, aka Dr. Vino, explains why Canada has a beef with American wine.
W. Blake Gray offers his thoughts on Canadian wines.
Rachel Signer details “11 Forward-Thinking Restaurants That Embrace Natural Wine” in Eater.
In the Guardian, Kathleen Bryant’s Top 10 Guide to California’s Sonoma Valley Wine Route.
“Millennials are increasingly moving away from beer in favor of wine and spirits,” reports Ashley Lutz in Business Insider, “and the industry is freaking out.”
“Why do scores matter so much to sales people, and so little to buyers?” asks Steve Heimoff.
In Wine-Searcher, the 2015 Harvest Report for Australia and New Zealand.