“I actually loved these wines, or at least the possibilities they offered. And I loved that whatever I had been missing about grüner veltliner before now seemed obvious to me.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers his notes on the latest Wine School, and announces what’s up next: Albariño.
In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Jamal Rayyis explores Lebanon’s wine industry, and chronicles the country’s search for a flagship red. “Despite its ancient heritage, the Lebanese wine industry is defining itself anew, especially around questions of which grapes and what styles of wine best reflect the country.”
In Decanter, Jane Anson looks at how the garagiste movement in Bordeaux still lives on today.
Josh Raynolds speaks highly of Beaujolais’ 2013 vintage in Vinous. “I can’t imagine any wine lover who enjoys great Beaujolais not being thrilled to have a healthy stash of these wines in their cellar.”
In Food & Wine, Christina Pickard shadows Deirdre Heekin, proprietor of Vermont’s La Garagista Farm + Winery, during a frigid spring in Vermont.
Jancis Robinson shares her story of the last time she saw Denis Dubourdieu, at a lunch in his honor at Ch Haut-Bailly to celebrate his appointment as Decanter’s man of the year.
How did Premier Cru accrue $70 million in debt? Frances Dinkelspiel investigates how the business operated, and discovers where shortcuts were taken and mistakes were made.