Last month, as loyal readers know, I received an email from Jim Gordon, the editor of Wines & Vines, informing me that I had won a fellowship to this year’s Wine Writers Symposium at Meadowood Napa Valley. The four-day conference starts today. My sincerest gratitude, again, goes out to the wonderful folks at Chimney Rock Winery for sponsoring my fellowship.
Franco Ziliani, the highly regarded Italian journalist and wine critic, tastes 143 bottlings of 2006 Brunello di Montalcino. He’s disappointed.
In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy writes about La Paulee de New York, a three-day Burgundy extravaganza. It sounds incredible.
Elsewhere on the tubes, Elin McCoy discovers a Chilean Pinot Noir “that could be mistaken for a top-class bourgogne rouge.”
W. Blake Gray congratulates the five newest members of the Vintners Hall of Fame.