“Burgundy’s greatest red wines, always 100 percent Pinot Noir, somehow offer another dimension. Somehow, in some way, that seemingly mystical missing “1” that makes 2 + 2 equal 5 is always present.” Matt Kramer writes about his recent speech to NZ Pinot Noir 2013. (In case you missed it, Alder Yarrow offered a transcript of the speech last week.)
Alder Yarrow transcribes a recent presentation from NZ Pinot Noir 2013 by Dr. Emmanuel Bourguignon, who helps “run one of the most successful and respected viticultural consulting companies in the world.”
In Wine-Searcher, Tyler Colman reports on the recent U.S. Intercollegiate Bordeaux tasting championship held in New York.
“I’m not trying to say I discovered Two Shepherds before anyone else… Nevertheless, I think I’m still ahead of the curve because Two Shepherds is going to be a star.” Kyle Schlachter profiles William Allen and the wines of Two Shepherds.
Lily Elaine Hawk Wakawaka offers her impressions from the recent Zinfandel Advocates and Producers’ panel on “Heritage” vineyards.
Mike Veseth attends the Washington State Wine Awards, which isn’t a wine competition.
Shanken News Daily reports that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has announced a proposal to privatize the state’s Liquor Control Board. Keep your fingers crossed!
Jamie Goode attends a concert by the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. It inspires him to reflect on terroir.
From the Wall Street Journal, a fascinating story out of Honk Kong: “A year ago, Henry Tang lost his bid to be the Hong Kong’s top official after an illegal cellar, built in part to store some of his wine collection, was discovered during the election campaign. Now the former politician is selling thousands of bottles of Burgundy in an auction that could fetch him more than [US$3.7 million].”
Jeff Siegel wonders what’s next for sweet red wine.
Grape Radio offers the full audio from the 2012 World of Pinot Noir’s seminar on natural winemaking.