“California is almost cool again, like it was in the eighties, but not for the big, meaty Cabernets and butter-soaked Chardonnays that made it famous.” Grub Street San Francisco chats with Kelli White and Scott Brenner of Press about California.
In Time, Allison Berry lists “six trends in the wine industry that are taking off this spring.” On her list? Finger Lakes wines, dry rosé, an “an experimental, innovative sensibility” among some California winemakers, and grower Champagne.
The Wine Economist, Mike Veseth, writes his final post on the future of America’s wine market. Check it out!
Peter Shakeshaft, chairman at Vin-X, sits down with CNBC to argue that wine represents a safer investment option than more mainstream opportunities.
“As so often occurs at collector’s events like this, more great wine is opened than can possibly be consumed.” Eric Asimov writes about Rieslingfeier, “a celebration of German riesling held in mid-February.”
At Premiere Napa Valley Auction, J.J. Buckley’s Chuck Hayward explores “what contributed to the disparate styles of Cabernets in 2011.”
“Good wines that get mentioned by one or two critics may soon be forgotten. Good wines mentioned by thousands people are going to sell.” Kyle Schlachter continues his series of posts on the impact of social media.
In Wines & Vines, Andrew Adams writes about the efforts of some small wineries to raise money via crowd funding.
In the first post on his just-launched website, Antonio Galloni revisits “a number of classics from Gianfranco Soldera, Montalcino’s most iconic producer.”
In the latest episode of The Punch Down, Joe Roberts chats with Gary Vaynerchuk.
Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka visits Lethbridge Wines in Australia.
Some more good news for wine drinkers! WineSpectator.com reports that recent research “finds that alcohol can lower blood pressure and that French men who drink a glass or two daily gain less weight.”