In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague clearly isn’t very impressed by the New Jersey wine scene. “That brings up another problem with many New Jersey wines: They tend to be rather expensive, given their quality. I tasted some wines that cost more than $40 but weren’t as good as wines from around the world that cost far less.”
In Decanter, Andrew Jefford heads to Alsace’s Niedermorschwihr and discovers great winemaking at Albert Boxler. “…the greatness of Jean Boxler’s wines is as close to Nordic perfection as you’ll find in the region.”
In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray on words like “organic” and “biodynamic” can often be seen as a drawback in marketing Napa wines.
Spanish wine producer Bodega Torres is reintroducing indigenous Catalan red grape Moneu in Penedès following trials to determine the variety’s potential, reports the Drinks Business.
Robert Camuto gets a taste of Domaine Tropez’s Grégoire Chaix’s new trendy pink wine cocktail, “Ice Tropez” in Wine Spectator.
On Tim Atkin’s website, Andrea Frost reflect on Europe’s influence on wine and wonders where we’d be without it.
In Wine Enthusiast, Kara Newman profiles Paso Robles husband-and-wife Alex and Monica Villicana, winemakers turned distillers.
The Los Angeles times offers a rosé wine guide for beginners, experts, and “weirdos.”