“The trick is exposing the new reality that this generation represents, so that the next generation doesn’t grow up with the same preconceptions of Napa that myself, Ricciato and Mody have all harbored.” Talia Baiocchi writes her debut column on WineSpectator.com.
“Frustrated by this fading link to the past, several prominent vintners… created the nonprofit Historic Vineyard Society. Their hope was that, by creating a registry of the state’s old vineyards, currently with more than 200 listed, they would draw attention to a living connection to the past.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné writes about the effort to protect California’s oldest vineyards.
“For some reason the world sweet keeps on coming to me. The book is written with sweetness. By the time I read the book the second time, the volume took on weight, very much like a lively wine might.” Alice Feiring praises Eric Asimov’s just-released book, How to Love Wine.
From Alder Yarrow, a fascinating conversation with Randall Grahm.
“As overproduction and high alcohol wines increasingly dominate Spanish viniculture, it now appears Portugal can steal some of its thunder.” So proclaims John Mariani in Businessweek.
According to Steve Heimoff, tasting “plonk” is important.
On Palate Press, Tom Mansell writes a fascinating piece on “The Science of Sour Beers.”