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“Without TWA scores and analysis, how will we know which Sonoma wines are worth paying way too much for?” In Table to Grave, a (hilarious) look at the real victims of the lawsuit between the Wine Advocate and Antonio Galloni.
In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy explains why Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is the hottest label at wine auctions.
Jancis Robinson heads to the Eden Valley in South Australia to taste through all 50 vintages of Hill of Grace Shiraz. Her conclusion? ”Hill of Grace deserves its pinnacle.”
Meanwhile, during her recent trip to the United States, Jancis Robinson tasted the 2011 Turley El Porrón Cinsault from Lodi. She says it was “stunning.”
In Italy, a Siena court has sentenced Andrea di Gisi, the cellar worker who destroyed five vintages of Soldera, to four years in prison.
In Wine-Searcher, Caroline Henry sits down with Richard Geoffroy, the cellar master at Dom Perignon.
According to Jon Bonné, Pacific Northwest Riesling is better than ever before. (Subscription required.)
According to Robert Whitley, “Beaulieu Is Back.”
“Since the start of 2012, dozens of North Coast wineries and premium vineyards have been sold, with an estimated $326 million — and possibly much more — changing hands in in a business where sales prices usually are kept under wraps.” In the Press Democrat, Cathy Bussewitz writes about the buying spree in Northern California.