“Orange You Glad You Tried This Wine?” In Bon Appetit, Hannah Wallace writes about the increasing popularity of skin-fermented whites on restaurant wine lists.
“Pinot is the red grape of the moment, and it’s an open question as to how long that moment will last.” In a great piece in New York Cork Report, Evan Dawson writes about the increasing popularity of Pinot Noir in the Finger Lakes, focusing on Bob Madill of Sheldrake Point Vineyards.
“Choose your liturgy, but you need to make that leap.” At the New Zealand Pinot Noir 2013 conference, Matt Kramer wonders if atheists can make great Pinot Noir. Alder Yarrow has the rough transcript.
Meanwhile, on the blog for J.J. Buckley, Chuck Hayward shares his impressions from NZ Pinot Noir 2013.
“Thierry is an unpretentious but exacting man, and his wines show a finesse and precision that match these elements of his personality.” In the newsletter for Weygandt Wines, Sarah Hexter profiles Domaine Bernard et Thierry Glantenay.
Over at the Academic Wino, Becca Yeaman explores whether soil dryness is responsible for early grape ripening in Australia?
Gregory Dal Piaz wonders if Syrah’s time has finally come.
On Wine-Searcher, Tyler Colman shares some data on wine consumption, thanks to a recent presentation by John Gillespie of Wine Opinions.
“Russia’s latest salvo in a long battle against alcohol abuse by its citizens is a sweeping ban on all alcohol advertising in media outlets. It’s likely to have an unforeseen victim: the country’s small but booming wine culture.” Wine Spectator’s Robert Camuto has the details.