“It may not be the most persistent, but the wines express the nuances between different appellations and vineyards and should drink well over the next five to 10 years while we wait for the three vintages made immediately before 2011 to develop fully in bottle.” Jancis Robinson writes about Burgundy’s 2011 vintage.
In tableopper, Alan Goldfarb takes “A Critical Look at Restaurant Wine.”
“Colleagues and competitors say the former Air Force officer is both disciplined and decisive. He continually searches for wineries with untapped value and acts swiftly when he finds them to unlock their potential.” In the Press Democrat, Cathy Bussewitz profiles Bill Foley.
In the Star Tribune, Bill Ward brings attention to some little-known liquor laws in Minnesota.
“As the U.S. media focused on the Armageddon Averted fiscal cliff story, the tale of Diageo’s nice little earner didn’t cause much of a stink.” In the Independent, Jim Armitage highlights a piece of the fiscal cliff deal that benefitted global liquor giant Diageo.
“What was it about their marketing strategies that made them so successful?” Jo Diaz explains why everyone in the wine industry should read The Barefoot Spirit, the new book from Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey of Barefoot Cellars.
On the third anniversary of the Calistoga AVA, Fred Swan highlights the region.
Howard Goldberg samples five Long Island wines “chosen to reflect East End producers’ wide range of red grapes.”
In Bloomberg, Nick Passmore names some of his favorite whites from Burgundy.
From Katie Kelly Bell, “Thirteen Exceptional Wines To Try In 2013.”