On WineSpecator.com, Ben O’Donnell explains how Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and other presidents treated wine at the White House.
“Folks like Parker, Suckling, and to a lesser degree, Robinson, are more driven by delivering information from their portals. I sense Galloni has his ears a little closer to the ground, listening to the drumbeat outside his immediate world. I like that about him.” Alfonso Cevola explains “Why Galloni Matters.”
“In terms of quality, the wines of the Western Cape, in particular, have made great strides in the past decade.” In the Wall Street Journal Europe, Will Lyons praises the wines of South Africa.
“Forgive repetition but Raj Parr’s Central Coast Chardonnays, and Pinot Noirs, just get better and better.” Jancis Robinson names the 2009 Sandhi Chardonnay her wine of the week.
“New York is the third-largest wine-producing state in the nation, and one reason for its growth is directly linked to quality. Now all that needs to be done is to gain recognition for that quality so national distribution can become a reality, not a just pipe dream.” Dan Berger writes about the wines of New York.
Elin McCoy joins “an eager-tongued group of New York journalists and sommeliers at Corkbuzz Wine Studio” to learn some behind-the-scene secrets from Chateau Margaux.
Andrew Jefford considers “delicacy.”
Alder Yarrow enjoys some “Hawke’s Bay Wines With Some Age On Them.”
Mike Robbins, the founder of Spring Mountain Vineyards, has passed away. He was 89.