Daily Wine News: Great Opportunities

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-27-2012

Skyline Blvd in the Santa Cruz Mountains. From Wikipedia.

In (yet another) great post, Alfonso Cevola laments the fact that too many Americans buy wine to indulge their egos.

In the Santa Cruz Mountains, according to Jon Bonné, “the opportunities for greatness are abundant.”

With “an audacious blend of Russian River Valley and Burgundy Pinot Noir,” Jean-Charles Boisset is “trying to teach his fellow Frenchmen to appreciate California wine.” In the Napa Valley Register, business writer Paul Franson has the details.

“We’re chipping away at the margarita barrier.” In the Wall Street Journal, Joel Millman pens a wonderful profile of Amelia Ceja of Ceja Vineyards.

Elsewhere in the Journal, Lettie Teague contends that “today’s top wine retailers could be called the new sommeliers.”

In a different piece, Teague wonders why the wine list at Tribeca Grill “remains well off the radar of most oenophiles.”

“This grape is grown primarily in the high, cool Mantinia plateau in central Peloponnese, and produces dry white wines that are light in alcohol… but intensely perfumed with wild florals, spice, stone fruits, and citrus notes on a racy, fresh palate.” In the Village Voice, Lauren Mowery urges her readers to “try a glass of Moschofilero.”

On Vintology, Ben Simons comments on Randall Grahm’s recent speech at the Wine Bloggers’ Conference.

“In the heat of a waning summer, when half the world seems to have taken off on vacation, a late-morning glass of wheat beer can be another sort of pleasurable departure.” So proclaims Eric Asimov in the New York Times.

Dan Berger translates some of the “sheer gobbledygook” used by wine critics.

Looking to win $500 cash, a 32-bottle wine refrigerator, or a decanter? Jordan Winery is running a photo contest — head on over to its blog for details.

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