Daily Wine News: Fever Pitch

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“The tension between the naturalists and the co-called industrialists is reaching a fever pitch.” Lettie Teague chats with Lunch Break from the Wall Street Journal to analyze the wine industry’s latest and greatest feud.

“Expensive wine glasses were a nonnegotiable part of the deal that Mr. Bohr struck with his partners when they were developing the concept of the restaurant.” Elsewhere in the Journal, Teague profiles New York City hotspot Charlie Bird.

“Made in increasingly smaller quantities in Alsace, [they’re] one of the world’s most delightful summer wines.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov writes about white muscat wine.

In Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman writes a thoughtful tribute to Australian vintner Peter Lehmann. And in Decanter, Ken Gargett writes a wonderful obituary.

In Wine-Searcher, Rebecca Gibb wonders what will be planted in California’s pre-eminent wine region in 2030 with viticulture expert Professor Andy Walker.

Elsewhere in Wine-Searcher, some details on Christie’s “Signature Cellars” auction, which includes “coveted wines produced by notable winemakers in the United States.”

Alfonso Cevola names “some of the best wines [he] had while in Sicily and in Rome.”

“The market seems to be flooded these days with celebrity wines.” CNN’s Eatocracy chats with Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth about which celebrity wines are worth drinking.

In Wine Enthusiast, Adam Strum contends that “wine-and-food culture in the U.S. has never been more exciting.”

Steve Heimoff takes a “closer look” at the “backlash against Napa Cabernet.”

Joe Roberts examines some wine competition myths.

In New York Cork Report, Michael Gorton has the details on Shinn Estate Vineyards’ new outdoor patio and grill area.

“It’s not just homesteaders, hipsters and do-it-yourself-minded foodies getting in on the hands-on pursuit. This hobby has now spread to 40-something suburbanites, as I learned a few weeks back when I received an email invite to a butter-churning party.” NPR investigates the DIY butter trend.

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