Daily Wine News: Pronouncements

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-08-2013

In Food & Wine, Ray Isle chats with Robert Parker about his past predictions and pronouncements.

On March 9, Mike Steinberger will be interviewing Aubert de Villaine at Restaurant Daniel. A trip to New York might be in order!

In Pursuit of Balance SF has released a video of the “Exploring Whole Cluster Fermentation in Pinot Noir” discussion – check it out!

Inspired by a different panel during IPOB, Lily Elaine Hawk Wakawaka offers her take on “Relevance and Purpose in California Chardonnay.”

“The wines are so focused it is hard for me to think words at first.” In a separate post, Lily Elaine writes a fantastic essay about the wines of Greg Brewer.

In 7×7, Courtney Humiston explains why “It is Officially Time to Stop Hating on California Chardonnay.”

“2011 Zinfandels are lovely wines in general: fresh, floral and elegant, with crisp acidity and modest levels of alcohol. Those who love to bash Zinfandels as fruit-bomb monsters have nothing to complain about with the 2011s.” So proclaims Tim Fish.

The North American Wine Bloggers’ Conference announces this year’s keynote speaker, James Conaway will join us in Penticton as our 2013  Keynote Speaker. On Wednesday, Tom Wark chatted with Conaway about his path in wine writing on a Google + On Air Hangout.

“The event’s organizers really did put the country’s best foot forward, featuring a diverse and interesting collection of wines that have a relatively long tradition Down Under, but that are rarely seen here.” Richard Jennings is impressed by Australia’s “more artisanal offerings.”

Going on out dinner on Valentine’s Day rarely lives up to expectations. That’s why Tom Natan of First Vine suggests cooking at home. So he’s put together a meal “that even inexperienced cooks can make at home” in just 45 minutes. Best of all, it calls for an entire bottle of Champagne. (Two-thirds for drinking, one-third for cooking.)

WineSpectator.com reports that Rollin Soles has relinquished his winemaker title at Argyle.

Mira Winery, an exciting new project in Napa Valley, has decided to submerge several bottles of its 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon in the Charleston Harbor for three months. (As regular readers know, we interviewed Gustavo Gonzalez of Mira back in December.)

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