On Saturday night at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlottesville, the 2011 Wine Blog Awards winners were announced. And Terroirist took home Best New Wine Blog! Other winners included Fermentation, Vinography, Tablas Creek, New York Cork Report, Enobytes, Fermentation, Vino Freakism.
Today, the Competitive Enterprise Institute released an extensive report on the CARE Act – aka, the Wholesaler Protection Act. Authored by CEI analyst (and WinePolicy.com blogger) Angela Logomasini, the report provides a detailed look at the special interests behind this legislation – and explains why it will harm consumers, retailers, and producers.
Wholesalers are trying to put New Jersey’s wineries out of business. This story isn’t getting nearly enough coverage – so please help spread the word!
Late last week, a forklift dropped 462 cases of 2010 Mollydooker Velvet Glove
Shiraz, sending more $1 million worth of wine down the drain. My apologies to fans of Aussie Shiraz!
According to Lettie Teague, “some of the most interesting Italian wines are actually made on the island of Sicily.”
Looking for investment advice? According to Bloomberg, Treasury Wine Estates Ltd., which owns Beringer Vineyards and Stags’ Leap Winery, is a “screaming buy.”