Palate Press wonders if Natalie MacLean is the “World’s Best Wine Writer or [a] Content Thief?“
According to Eric Asimov, “a handful of small grower-producers in Champagne are demonstrating the very real potential of pinot meunier to produce wines that are not merely palatable but superb: distinctive, joyful and intriguing.” I couldn’t agree more – Egly-Ouriet’s “Les Vignes de Vrigny” is one of my favorite wines. (In case you missed it, Scott Claffee wrote a wonderful piece on Pinot Meunier earlier this year.)
In the Napa Valley Register, Kip Davis writes a wonderful profile of superstar winemaker Aaron Pott.
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné writes a “hybrid” column that’s “part gift guide, part road map to holiday cheer.”
In ancient Iran, the Persians weren’t just fond of wine — “they routinely made important decisions while drunk on it.”
Dwight Garner, a ook critic for the New York Times, drinks his way across Manhattan in an effort to rediscover the city’s literary culture.
Enobytes has the scoop on America’s leading wine markets.
Kyle Schlachter of Colorado Wine Press makes “five predictions for 2013.”
Dan Berger deciphers tasting notes.