Daily Wine News: New Year’s Eve

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Stephen Tanzer.

“As the Parker era draws to a close, the vinous zeitgeist seems to have caught up with Mr. Tanzer, whose palate favors finesse over power.” In the Wall Street Journal, Jay McInerney writes a wonderful profile of Stephen Tanzer, “who played Phil Mickelson to Parker’s Tiger Woods.”

Jon Bonné names his “10 most memorable wines of 2012.”

In Eater, Talia Baiocchi asks Jon Bonné, Ray Isle, Alice Feiring, Ron Washam, Katherine Cole, Jordan Mackay, Maggie Hoffman, Levi Dalton, Richard Betts, Brooklynguy, and Tyler Colman about “What’s Hot and What’s Over.”

In Austria, Dave McIntyre learns that the nation’s wine is “more diverse than you think.”

Jonathan Cristaldi names ten sparkling wines that rappers should be drinking, “with picks tailored for Jay-Z, Kanye, and more.”

On Playboy.com, Joe Roberts writes a Champagne primer.

In the Daily Beast, Winston Ross writes “An Idiot’s Guide to New Year’s Wine.”

In the Napa Valley Register, Paul Franson summarizes the ten biggest business wine stories of the year. (In Napa, at least.)

Panos Kakaviatos writes about a wonderful tasting of 1998 wines from across France. (Yes, I attended.)

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