What’d you drink this weekend? Joe Roberts had some great recommendations – and they’ll work all summer long, as his wines were selected as “hot-weather, picnic-&-BBQ wines.” At the Terroirist global headquarters, a few of us got together for a barbecue where we opened up an assortment of wines from across America — including a sparkler from Missouri, a Reisling from Michigan, a Tempranillo from Texas, a Viognier and Cabernet Franc from Virginia, a Sangiovese from Arizona, and several others. Let us know what you opened – even if it was beer!
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague gets together with famed chef Alain Ducasse.
In Bloomberg, John Mariani sits down with Axel Heinz, the winemaker at Ornellaia. They discuss alcohol levels and the last few vintages in Tuscany.
The New York Times reports that wine auctions are taking off.
Wine Spectator reports that “Klein Constantia, one of South Africa’s most historic estates, has been sold.”