Daily Wine News: Pinot’s Patron Saint

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 12-03-2012

“Since its creation, Williams Selyem has been the mother ship of Sonoma Pinot Noir — and, more recently, of Mendocino Pinot — training and spinning off several generations of winemakers.” In the Wall Street Journal, Jay McInerney writes a wonderful profile of American Pinot pioneer Burt Williams.

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray chats with Joel Peterson of Ravenswood. He offers some commentary on his blog.

Elsewhere in Wine-Searcher, Rebecca Gibb chats with “one of South Africa’s biggest wine personalities, Adi Badenhorst.”

“Just when my enthusiasm for domestic gamay was flagging, though, a bottle of Brick House 2011 Gamay Noir ($25) from a 40-acre farm on Ribbon Ridge in Oregon snapped me to attention.” Maggie Hoffman praises one of my favorite wines.

“This year’s treasures include three sorely needed works that address gaping voids in wine literature.” Eric Asimov praises three new books from this fall’s “trove of wine books.”

In Food & Wine, Ray Isle details the “10 Best Bargain Wines in the World.”

Meanwhile, in the Chronicle, Jon Bonné lists “10 exceptional wines for the holidays.”

“The best way to make it to the Majors and stay there is to do whatever it takes to make the greatest wine possible.” Steve Heimoff explains how a winery gets from the minor leagues to the majors.

In Tennessee, “the 2013 legislative session offers another opportunity to bring wine to grocery stores.” Let’s hope so!

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan shares some helpful tips on wine in cooking.

Ever wonder “What Wine Actually Does to Your Brain?” ASAP Science has the answer. (H/T: The Atlantic.)

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