Daily Wine News: Celebrity Wine

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Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka visits Steve and Jill Matthiasson’s Ribolla Gialla vineyard.

“Argentina is justly known for its Malbec,” but recently, Dave McIntyre has found himself “pining for Argentina’s Chardonnay.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Steve Heimoff chats with Charles Banks about his acquisition of Mayacamas Vineyards.

“Wine is one of those things that bring sensual, intellectual and social pleasure to human beings.” Tom Wark defends his vocation.

“To remind the region and the world that Paso is and can be a premiere place for Bourdeauxs, a number of wineries recently formed the CAB Collective.” The Santa Barbara Independent covers Paso Robles’ rediscovery of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Meanwhile, in Wines & Vines, Jim Gordon explores what distinguishes Paso Robles Cabernet.

Jeremy Parzen tries to make sense of the soap opera that is Brunello di Montalcino. (H/T: Eric Asimov.) 

“There is something super convivial about drinking Burgundy.” James Suckling attends Hong Kong’s “Petite Paulee.” 

“They’re not bargains, but neither is that Rum-Splashed Absinthe Forget-Me-Not you’ve been nursing for six years.” In Bloomberg, James Tarmy urges his readers to drink Sauternes. 

“Fancy having Brangelina, Drew Barrymore and Dan Aykroyd over for dinner? No problem, they’ll even bring the wine. OK, maybe the stars themselves won’t show up, but their wines will appear with just a wave of a credit card.” The Associated Press reports on the surge in celebrity wines.

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