Daily Wine News: A Hippy Commune

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-14-2013

Simon Tam (Christie's).

“I was born under an alder tree on a hippy commune in northern California.” In Wine-Searcher, Rebecca Gibb sits down with Alder Yarrow of Vinography. It’s a fantastic interview! 

“Simon Tam, head of wine in China at Christie’s auction house, says his team has stopped translating the tasting notes written by the firm’s London and New York experts, which are filled with references to European fruits and flowers not commonly available in Asia.” In the Wall Street Journal Asia, a fascinating piece on the linguistic challenges associated with selling wine in Asia. 

On his blog, Jon Bonné offers more thoughts on “the charms of Sicilian wine.” 

Late last year, Raventos i Blanc announced that it had decided to withdraw from Spain’s Cava D.O. and file for a new one: Conca del Riu Anoia. Dr. Vino asked the owner why.

W. Blake Gray was curious to learn about the wine selection process at Whole Foods. So he interviewed Joseph Kaulbach, who supervises the wine and cheese division for Whole Foods’ Northern California stores. 

In 7×7 SF, Courtney Humiston suggests drinking the rosé from PeayMatthiasson, and Farmers Jane this spring. 

Thanks to Bouchard Père & Fils, Panos Kakaviatos recently got “a bird’s eye view” of Burgundy’s 2010 vintage. 

Steve Heimoff confesses that there are “a lot of candy bar wines in California.” 

Ed Thralls, the blogger behind Wine Toniteofficially launches Thralls Family Wines! 

Eric Asimov has been inducted to the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America.”

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