“It has been just five months since Hurricane Sandy came along, and yet relief efforts have come to a trickle. To keep a focus on the ongoing needs for New Yorkers who were hit hard by the storm, the team at Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group have launched DeVine Intervention.” Jon Bonné brings attention to an important new charity auction.
“Can anyone tell me why California Petite Sirah doesn’t get more love from the cognoscenti?” In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson gives Petite Sirah the respect it deserves.
Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka writes (yet another) excellent piece on Stephen Lagier and Carole Meredith.
“Washington State produces much more wine than Oregon, but Oregon wines are sometimes easier to find outside the Pacific Northwest.” Mike Veseth explores this paradox.
William Allen writes about the reemergence of unique wine styles — and Randall Grahm.
Wine Spectator sits down with SNL alum Rachel Dratch to chat about “matching palates with Larry Stone, challenging know-it-all waiters, and Manischewitz.
Beer has edged out wine as the beverage of choice for women ages 18 to 34.
Perhaps that has something to do with marketing. In recent years, beer marketers have started to ignore Joe Six-Pack. Instead, they’re “encouraging drinkers to trade up to pricier line extensions such as Bud Light Platinum or new concoctions like Redd’s Apple Ale.”