Daily Wine News: Ideal Wine

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“She should simply enjoy her wines, trying for the sheer fun of it to decide whether it’s a Fruit Wine, a Soil Wine or a Climate Wine in her glass — or a magnificent amalgam of all three, which might be called an Ideal Wine.” In his latest column, Matt Kramer offers some “advice to a wine newbie.”

Charles Shaw“What’s interesting is that Baco’s hybrid contains a blend of Vitis vinifera and Vitis riparia, which is a purely North American, not European, species. On Forbes.com, Katie Kelly Bell explains why “Baco Noir Might Be America’s Most Patriotic Wine.”

In his latest Decanter.com column, Andrew Jefford wonders why “reduction is more widespread than ever.”

Kosta Browne has purchased a 20-acre block of the Keefer Ranch Vineyard.

Mike Veseth is stepping down from his “day job” as an economic professor at the University of Puget Sound to spend bit more time thinking, talking, and writing about the business of wine.

Kyle Schlachter congratulates Charles Shaw Winery on its three gold medals at the Orange County Fair Wine Competition.

Populence has teamed up with Kim Crawford to make some wine-soaked popcorn. Perez Hilton thinks the idea sounds awful.

In Venture Beat, Christina Farr explores the rumor that “investors [are] eager to dump Wine.com.”

“Visit the vineyards of Europe, from Bulgaria to Bordeaux, via Bologna and Bilbao, and you’ll taste amazingly different wines in more rustic settings and situated far closer together than in the typically vast plantations of the southern hemisphere. On CNN Travel, Joe Minihane details the pros of wine touring in Europe.

Steve Heimoff lists his “12 highest-scoring white wines of 2013.”

In the Napa Valley Register, Jennifer Huffman writes about Odette Estate Winery’s plan to becoming an incredibly green winery.

In the Denver Post, Bill St. john offers some suggestions to those who want alternatives to the old standbys like Pinot Grigio, Merlot, and Chardonnay.

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