Daily Wine News: Living Wine

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-24-2012

A favorite South African Chardonnay.

According to Jeff Siegel, “the Winestream Media still doesn’t understand regional wine.”

Jamie Goode explains why he thinks natural wine has become an “unnecessarily divisive subject.”

“The oak-perception pendulum when it comes to wine might have swung just a bit too far lately.” Joe Roberts defends oak.

At a recent tasting in New York, Peter Wasserman of Le Serbet expressed hesitations about the focus on disgorgement dates. Tyler Colman has the scoop. Some great comments.

On the blog for LA Weekly, Patrick Comiskey writes about Serge Hochar and Chateau Musar.

Alice Feiring announces many more details about her forthcoming newsletter.

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, writes about a lunch with two of my favorite South African vintners, Cobus and Meyer Joubert, where he tasted what’s arguably the “oldest living wine.”

South African wine writer Neil Pendock isn’t happy with Lettie Teague.

Twelve new names have been added to the Court of Master Sommeliers’ list of Advanced Somms.

Suckling still has pull.” Alfonso Cevola writes about James Sucklings continued importance in Italy.

“To hear some U.S. wine consumers talk about it, South American wine comes from one place: Chilergentina. Yet there couldn’t be two more divergent and yet adjacent wine countries than Chile and Argentina.” So writes Dan Berger in his latest column.

In the San Jose Mercury News, Laurie Daniel explores Chilean Carmenere.

The wine auction market is shrinking, Reuters reports.

A reminder: Terroirist is giving away two free tickets to the grand tasting at Rhone Rangers New York!

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