Greetings from Colorado, where I’m attending the DrinkLocalWine conference! On today’s agenda? A trip to Delta County to visit with several local winemakers.
In case you missed it, Wine Innovation Magazine published an interview with me yesterday. Check it out!
The team at Hourglass listens to “everything from Radiohead… to Dave Brubeck to… Mexican folk” while making wine. The New York Times highlights the musical choices of Hourglass, Bergström Wines, Wente Family Estates, and Andrew Murray.
In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre publishes the second part of his two-part series on Sonoma Pinot Noir. In his latest installment, he looks at the pursuit of balance.
Meanwhile, in the San Jose Mercury News, Laurie Daniel highlights some “dramatic Pinot Noirs from the Santa Lucia Highlands.”
On Tuesday, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved “new rules making it tougher to rip up forested hillsides to plant vineyards.”
W. Blake Gray chimes in on the recent James Suckling controversy, comparing it to CampoGate.
A new study commissioned by the Washington State Wine Commission has concluded that the state’s wine industry “contributes $8.6 billion annually to the state economy and nearly 30,000 jobs.”
“Tareq Salahi, a Virginia vintner who achieved notoriety for crashing a White House party and later saw his wife run off with a guitarist for the rock band Journey, now says he will run as a Republican for governor of Virginia.” A fantastic lede from the Associated Press.
Decanter.com has the scoop on more En Primeur pricing.