Daily Wine News: Old or New?

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

A vineyard in South Africa.

Over at Dr. Vino, Bruwer Raats contends that Cabernet Franc is the “best red variety for South Africa.”

Meanwhile, Mike Veseth explains why South Africa is both an Old World or New World wine country.”

In Wine Spectator, James Molesworth profiles Paul and Shannon Brock, proprietors of Silver Thread Vineyard in New York’s Finger Lakes.

“Now is the perfect time to save money while enjoying some of the best wines in the world.” In Wine Enthusiast, Adam Strum writes about the “solid” and “impressive” wines you can find for less than $15. Steve Heimoff, meanwhile, runs through his “Editor’s Choice” picks.

“It’s like the laces in your shoes; you don’t think about it unless it breaks.” Joe Roberts writes about a recent visit to the Nomacorc factory in North Carolina.

In the New York Times, Florence Fabricant profiles Leslie Alexander, owner of a wine storage facility in in Bridgehampton, New York.

“I encourage fellow lovers of food and wine to consider prioritizing Rioja as a delicious and delightful vacation destination.” So proclaims Richard Jennings in his latest Huffington Post column.

“North American winemakers are having a near perfect harvest this year in stark contrast to their European counterparts, who have suffered from bad timing and worse weather.” Reuters compares the U.S. harvest to Europe’s.

Over the weekend, “Bourbon Steak joined the roster of DC restaurants that have hosted Barack and Michelle Obama” as they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. (As regular readers know, everyone at Terroirist HQ is a huge fan of Bourbon Steak — and we interviewed the wine director, Julian Mayor, this past winter. Check out parts onetwo, and three.)

Comments (2)

  1. Luckily there’s plenty of quality red wines under $20

  2. You will enjoy having daily wine whether old or new. Interesting post