Daily Wine News: Impractical, Meaningful

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“[Ribolla Gialla] represented everything impractical but meaningful about the wine business, the business he loved and help lead for 40 years.” In Wine Spectator, James Laube reports on the passing of George Vare. 

Vare Vineyard Ribolla Gialla.

“He is one of the few figures that deserves a place in the US wine industry history books.” From Paul Mabray, a wonderful tribute to George Vare. 

“After visiting, it was clear… that this success was no mere accident.” J.J. Buckley’s Alex Fondren falls for Pontet-Canet’s 2012 offering.

In Wine-Searcher, Tyler Colman writes a brief history of Malbec. Meanwhile, on his blog, Colman wonders if a price increase would “take the wind out of Malbec’s sales?” 

In Edible East End, Eileen Duffy explains why “these are giddy days for lovers of Long Island wine.” 

“If sake doesn’t need scores, then why does wine?” Curiously, as Kyle Schlachter points out, Wine Spectator’s reviews of sake don’t include points. 

“Am I saying that California viticulture is going to be just fine in 35 years? I am not. I am also not saying their will be no more vineyards in Napa as many others are incorrectly assuming.” Elsewhere, Schlachter explains “what the climate study actually said.” 

“Bottom line: Look for wines in which you can sense a culture and a place, wines that provoke questions, and then share them.” Mike Dunne reviews Eric Asimov’s How to Love Wine. 

“Mike and Kendall Officer, owners of Carlisle Winery, have bought a winery in Russian River Valley.” Tim Fish has the details. 

“He’s also credited by the winery with creating Napa’s first cult cab.” In the Chicago Tribune, Bill Daley profiles Andre Tchelistcheff. 

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