Daily Wine News: Top Critic

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Antonio Galloni

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray chats with Antonio Galloni about his post-Wine Advocate plans. 

Meanwhile, on his personal site, Gray wonders who will emerge as “the world’s most important wine critic.” 

On the blog for J.J. Buckley, Chuck Hayward gets his hands on Ted Lemon’s speech to the sixth biannual Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration.

In California, “Chardonnays across the state are delivering a clear and unmistakable expression of place.” But, as Stephen Yafa explains in Wine-Searcher, it’s not yet clear if this is what consumers want. 

Joe Roberts turns his blog over to his intern, Shelby Vittek, who explains why there’s “hope for Millennials when it comes to this whole food-and-wine pairing thing.” 

Elsewhere in Wine-Searcher, a quick summary on this year’s inductees to the Vintners Hall of Fame. From Stark Insider, some videos from the event. 

In the latest newsletter from Weygandt Wines, Meghan Drueding profiles Richard Leroy, a vintner doing remarkable things in Anjou. 

“I have to wonder whether almost any wine grape variety given this much care, attention and love might not also make exceptional wine.” In case you missed it, Richard Jennings recently wrote a wonderful essay in the Huffington Post about Il Caberlot, which is believe to be “a natural crossing between Cabernet Franc and Merlot that was discovered in an abandoned vineyard near Padua in the 1950s.” 

Wine Spectator has promoted Tim Fish to senior editor.

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