As regular readers know, Tom Natan of first vine wine imports + sales is a “chemical engineer and science geek” who regularly writes super interesting blog posts. After reading the media’s coverage of the recent study which questioned whether organic foods are healthier than conventional alternatives, he did some research — and disagrees with the authors’ conclusions. Don’t worry, he writes about organic grapes, too.
Mike Veseth, the Wine Economist, asks if the wine market is saturated.
“It’s extreme, it’s really rugged, but that’s what makes us what we are and helps the grapes to create some real character.” In the Press Democrat, Virginie Boone writes a great piece on the new Fort Ross-Seaview AVA.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague follows a wine collection’s journey from a warehouse in Queens to a Sotheby’s auction.
W. Blake Gray hates wine collectors.
“Wouldn’t [life] be so much easier if you could see the tasting book on your smart phone, sort by style or wine region, and take notes in a profile?” Dr. Vino explains how a startup called SevenFifty is making that happen.
In a separate post, Dr. Vino questions Antonio Galloni’s decision to speak at an upcoming, $1,200/head dinner at Eleven Madison Park showcasing the wines of Solaia.
On Wines.com, Master Sommeliers Devon Broglie and Craig Collins chat with Bill Elsey about Robert Parker and the 100-point scale.
In the Santa Cruz Mountains, ”harvest is in full swing.”