Daily Wine News: Bottom Shelf

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-27-2013

Tom Wark brings attention to Maryland’s “Anti-Amazon Wine Law.” Be on the lookout in your state.

“If I wanted to shock you I’d say that California will be forced to retreat and to concede the bottom shelf of the wine wall to imports.” Mike Veseth writes more about the future of wine. 

“I hate to think of people seizing on wine as a panacea the way they did oat bran after some other study in some other decade.” Eric Asimov comments on the recent study touting the health benefits of the “Mediterranean diet.”

Do California vintners pay too much attention to clones? Steve Heimoff explores the question.

Robert Parker will release his 2010 Bordeaux scores this Thursday. Just in time for any last-minute, pre-score purchases, J.J. Buckley has released its 2010 Bordeaux Report.

Riedel is releasing a Malbec wine glass. In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy wonders if the world needs it.

On Serious Eats, Stevie Stacionis writes a fun piece about a Valentine’s Day tasting of some Zweigelt.

Decanter.com reports: “Wineries across Europe are being scammed out of hundreds of thousands of Euros by conmen impersonating buyers at bona fide wine merchants such as Berry Bros & Rudd.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Andrew Hoover reports that “Chateau Montelena Winery has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.”

In Palate Press, Erika Szymanski explores “Pairing and the Power of Suggestion.”

In Washington DC, urban wineries could soon be coming to the tunnels beneath Dupont Circle. Fingers crossed!

In Wine-Searcher, Rose Hoare explains how wine lovers can bring some “Downton Abbey” into their lives. (With wine, of course.)

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