Daily Wine News: Good Provenance

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-28-2012

Photo: Sotheby's.

On April 28, Sotheby’s will offer a number of wines directly from the cellars of Château Cheval Blanc and Château Yquem. Since one can safely assume Rudy K. had nothing to do with the manufacture of these wines, it’ll be interesting to see how their provenance impacts the auction price.

At a dinner with wines from Chateau Musar, a Lebanese winery founded in 1930, Jay McInerney tastes some of the “most original and eccentric reds, whites and rosés that [he’s] ever tasted.”

In the face of declining consumption at home, European producers are trying to “stay in the game” by focusing on Asia.

Wine Times highlights “10 South African wine personalities worth following” on Twitter. Meanwhile, over at Society Grapevine, Mike Ratcliffe of Warwick and Vilafonte offers his thoughts on South Africa’s 2012 harvest.

Anthony Rose offers a thoughtful consideration of En Primeur.

Merlot is making a comeback! In the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Virginie Boone makes the case. Elsewhere, Steve Heimoff declares that the “Sideways effect on Merlot is officially dead.”

Alaska’s “oldest licensed winery” is turning 13 this year. So it’s not quite old enough to drink, but its owners sure are happy.

In Palate Press, Meg Houston Maker provides some “Wine Sample Request Etiquette.”

“Why sit in front of a computer screen for the rest of your life watching prices go up and down when watching grapes grow is so much less stressful?”  In Bloomberg Businessweek, a profile of Hedge Fund chief Mark Driver, who recently quit the world of finance to make sparkling wine on the coast of England.

The HoseMaster of Wine pens a wonderful parody of the leading wine blogs.

Comments (1)

  1. Thanks for the mention. Prost!