“Is it criminal to uncork so much fine wine all at one time?” In Wine-Searcher, Tyler Colman writes about La Paulee de New York.
“These talented men and women are setting trends, whether they’re rejecting written wine lists, rallying around small California producers, pairing food with beer or otherwise redefining what it means to be a sommelier.” Food & Wine announces its “Sommeliers of the Year 2013.”
“The widespread dismissal of Bordeaux seems to have achieved the result of casting it (still the world’s leading wine region) as an unlikely underdog. Many who so recently wore their disdain of Bordeaux as a badge of honor are now embracing the region and its wines.” Eric Asimov writes about the rising popularity of Bordeaux among the cool kids.
“What does Livermore want to be? Certainly history holds a few clues to help fill in the map.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné writes about the past, present, and future of Livermore wine.
“I know a man whose wife got a concussion and now thinks she’s Robert Parker. ‘I’d send her to treatment,” he told me, “but we can really use the samples.’” Meg Houston Maker offers some hilarious thoughts on wine writing.
“While many are happy drinking the New World expression (and why not? it is often exquisite), those wanting to explore wines with a little more delicacy and complexity should look no further than the vineyards of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé.” In the Wall Street Journal Europe, Will Lyons pays homage to Old World Sauvignon Blanc.
“The way wine is bought and sold, and even appreciated, is changing.” On FoxNews.com, Ivan Kenneally explores wine’s future with a little help from Gary Vaynerchuk.