Daily Wine News: Perennial Appeal

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In a thought-provoking column, Dave McIntyre wonders if wine choices are actually an illusion. 

Cheval Blanc. From Wikipedia.

Isaac James Baker, who regularly reviews wines for Terroirist, explores the wines of Hourglass. 

In Wine-Searcher, Sophie Kevany explains the “perennial appeal” of Cheval Blanc. 

In Serious Eats, Maggie Hoffman asks 16 sommeliers how to find the “best value on a wine list.” 

VinTank shares its stats on “Wine Varieties on Socia Media.” My guess is it’s more accurate than the recent report from the Wine Market Council. 

Australian biochemist Greg Jardine “believes he has created a drop so loaded with antioxidants that it could treat a range of ills.” It was derived from “a group of compounds created during the wine-making process.” 

Some big news out of Sonoma. “Gap’s Crown, a Sonoma Coast vineyard that supplies Pinot Noir to top producers like Kosta Browne, Patz & Hall and MacPhail, has been purchased.”

Tom Wark applauds the Wall Street Journal for taking the National Beer Wholesalers Association to task.  

Reuters reports: “The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plans this summer to recommend ways that the alcoholic beverage industry can better protect underage viewers from seeing its advertisements online.” 

“In the battle for private banking clients, the Rothschild family brand is a powerful weapon.” Reuters examines “private banking’s new play.” 

In the latest episode of The Punch Down, Joe Roberts chats with Randall Grahm.

Shanken News Daily reports that brewers see rising opportunity in beer-wine hybrids.

Some wine gossip out of Canada! Taliah Aquilini, the estranged wife of Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini, wants to sell $600,000 worth of the family wine collection.

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