Daily Wine News: Memorable Splurges

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 12-12-2012

On Snooth.com, I detail my ten most memorable splurge wines of 2012.

Alder YarrowW. Blake Gray, and Jon Bonné comment on Robert Parker’s decision to sell a “substantial interest” in the Wine Advocate and relinquish editorial control. All three have really interesting takes on the news.

The Drinks Business reports that Beaujolais “is working to introduce a vineyard-based classification system within the next decade.”

Richard Jennings writes about this season’s best Champagnes.

According to Eric Asimov, “California… is one of the most exciting regions of the world.” In Zester Daily, Asimov praises a host of California’s hottest wineries.

The HoseMaster writes a serious piece about why he enjoys the wines from Gramercy Cellars. A few days later, he returns to comedy to write a letter to Santa.

Lily Elaine Hawk Wakawaka talks about wine, philosophy, and cooking with Doug and Andrew Nalle.

If you’re shopping for a wine enthusiast this holiday season, Dave McIntyre thinks you should “spend your money on wine.”

Be careful with your wine consumption this holiday season. You might gain weight.

Mike Veseth reviews Grappa: Italy Bottled.

Comments (1)

  1. The CDC article on weight gain is interesting but it’s incomplete. Alcohol can’t necessarily be looked at as calories in/calories out because it has other effects on metabolism. Breaking down alcohol is a distraction for the liver from metabolizing fat and can lead to increased fat storage. This is enhanced when you don’t consume enough water at the same time, because the liver has to take over some kidney function as well when there’s inadequate hydration.