Some prominent wine writers have been nominated for the 2013 James Beard Awards! In the Individual Food Blog category, Alder Yarrow is in the running. Eric Asimov’s How to Love Wine is in contention for the year’s top beverage book. And Lettie Teague has been named a finalist among food columnists. Good luck to everyone!
In Wine-Searcher, Rebecca Gibb brings attention to the questions raised by Don Cornwell over the authenticity of several lots sold at Christie’s recent auction of Henry Tang’s wines in Hong Kong.
Andrew Jefford heads to southern France to “ask what St Chinian, an AOC since 1982, has to offer.”
Jeff Siegel unpacks the latest wine sales data.
“I have a passion for history, and for these wines, so I decided to save them.” Jancis Robinson praises the Vins Doux Naturels from Philippe Gayral in Roussillon.
“Go forth, food writers, and use ‘varietal’ as a noun meaning ‘wine grape variety.’ Tell the grammar police to boldly go to hell.” W. Blake Gray muses on the distinction between “variety” and “varietal.”
Silicon Valley Bank’s Rob McMillan explains why it’s so difficult for wineries to implement successful direct-to-consumer programs.
Wine Spectator has reviewed (blind!) the new Provençal rosé from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. 90 points!
“The more I flipped the pages, the more I realized I was in a wine lover’s dream: a restaurant that treats diners of every socioeconomic status — not just wealthy collectors — with respect.” Dave McIntyre praises the wine list at Range, a new restaurant from Top Chef alum Bryan Voltaggio in Washington, DC.
Howard Goldberg is impressed with Long Island’s first offerings from 2012.
Robert Whitley awards Feudi di San Gregorio’s 2008 Serpico a perfect score.