“Now Bisson and her UC-Davis colleagues are questioning the conventional wisdom that brett is bad. Or at least that all brett is bad.” Dave McIntyre writes a wonderful column on the latest research surrounding brett.
Alder Yarrow explains why wine tasting isn’t “bullshit.”
“It can’t go on forever as it has up to now.” Mike Veseth predicts a “Crisis in Argentinean Wine.”
“There is a powerful effect to throwing out a day’s itinerary and replacing it with a simple curiosity about small towns, their people, and their produce.” In Palate Press, Evan Dawson urges wine travelers to “slow down once in a while.”
Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka visits Shake Ridge Vineyard. Wow.
Steve Heimoff defends the tasting note.
In the Portland Press Herald, Joe Appel profiles one of my favorite winemakers, Melanie Pfister.
In the Wine Spectator, Augustus Weed reports that “Bacchus Capital Management, a private equity firm with six wineries and brands in Oregon and California, is placing a big bet on wine in the Pacific Northwest with two new deals.”
In the Sacramento Bee, Mike Dunne explains why the Dry Creek Heritage Zinfandel offers “another way to honor California’s long and respected history with the varietal.”
Aaron Nix-Gomez attends the latest portfolio tasting of Robert Kacher’s wine imports.
Wine bloggers headed to this year’s North American Wine Bloggers Conference might face some challenges at the border.
Two midwest wine geeks, Marcus and Emily Taplin, are raising money to produce a documentary on wine in Minnesota and Wisconsin. They’ve just launched a kickstarter campaign — check it out!