Lettie Teague clarifies some details on the changes at Wine Advocate.
Meanwhile, Mike Steinberger writes a “not-so-instant but thoroughly original response to the Parker (hedonistic fruit) bombshell.”
“Five years ago, the Jura wasn’t on Guillaume d’Angerville’s mind. But on a visit to one of his favorite Paris restaurants, the eminent Burgundian vintner became fascinated by this lesser-known French wine region.” In her latest Wine Spectator column, Talia Baiocchi writes about Domaine Marquis d’Angerville expansion to the Jura.
Decanter.com reports: “Maison Louis Latour has just taken an 18-year lease on Chateau des Labourons in Fleurie – an important move in their long-term plan for Beaujolais presence.”
“According to new research from leading scientists, mankind’s long history of cultivating grapes for wine began in southeast Anatolia, located in modern-day Turkey.” Wine Spectator covers some fascinating new research.
Wines & Vines reports: “The number of states permitting direct-to-consumer shipments by wineries grew to 40 in 2012, a big increase from 31 in 2005, according to the firm ShipCompliant.”
Some fascinating findings from UC Davis, where “researchers found that bag-in-box wine is more vulnerable to warmer storage temperatures than bottled wine.”
In Oregon, the commercial wine industry is growing, fast.