Daily Wine News: 2011 All Americans

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The Prince of Pinot releases his 2011 All Americans.

“What if I told you about a beautiful Alpine region that is technically in Italy but where the people speak German and make some of the best white wines — and some of the best-value pinot noirs — in the world?” In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson writes about Alto Adige, Italy’s northernmost wine region.

W. Blake Gray analyzes Antonio Galloni’s first reviews of Napa.

In Wine Review Online, Robert Whitley looks at the (successful) effort of Regis Camus and the late Daniel Thibault “to restore the great name and reputation of the historic Champagne houses of Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck.”

Wine auction sales in 2011 were quite robust – but experts are expecting prices to decline in 2012.

Eric Asimov tasted a boatload of wines in 2011. “Yet, as crazy as that lineup of wines was, what I remember most in 2011 were the wines that surprised me, grabbed me and shook me up. Not just wines, in fact, but beers and spirits, too.”

With New Year’s fast approaching, just about everyone is writing about sparkling wines. In the Miami Herald, Fred Tasker provides some interesting recommendations.

California Pinot Noir house Donum Estate has been acquired by Winside Inc., a partnership of Danish investors.

Do you think Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is worth every penny? Don’t be embarrassed – you’re just a confident wine drinker.

Comments (2)

  1. Prince of Pinot’s All American list is impressive, and I can’t agree more with his first choice — the 2008 Alysian. I mentioned in the XMas open thread that this was our Christmas Eve wine. We enjoyed the hell out of it, and are lucky to have 5 more bottles sitting around for future celebration. Impressive that Gary Farrell left his namesake label and has so quickly positioned Alysian as a top RRV producer.

  2. And now I’ll have to buy some!!