“The wonky isn’t a bad place to be, for a while, but it’s a dangerous place to stop, because like all objects of beauty, wine is more than the sum of its parts.” In Zester Daily, Terry Theise urges wine enthusiasts to quit overanalyzing their wine and simply enjoy it.
On WineSpectator.com, Matt Kramer lists “The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Wine People.”
“After a long wandering in the stylistic wilderness — from frivolous and pink to super-ripe and sweet — California’s beloved grape has found a surer, more serious step.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné contends that Zinfandel should “be taken with as much gravitas as top Cabernet.”
In his latest column, Andrew Jefford wonders if men and women make wine differently.
In Wine Enthusiast, Steve Heimoff catches up with some of the most celebrated names from California’s Fort Ross-Seaview AVA.
In the Tennessean, Josh Brown debunks every claim made by those who want to maintain the ban on supermarket wine sales.
“Robert Parker’s posting on Mark Squires’ Bulletin Board on February 14… is also false.” Antonio Galloni provides a surprising update on his most recent reviews from Sonoma.
In 7×7, Jay Barmann offers “A Primer on Orange Wine” and suggests some spots in San Francisco to sample the skin-fermented deliciousness.
Wondering what to pair with barbecue? Eric Asimov suggests Champagne or Chianti. Or beer.