Daily Wine News: Profiling Peay

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-15-2013

Courtesy of Peay Vineyards.

Courtesy of Peay Vineyards.

“We started scouting the Sonoma Coast in 1994 and 1995,’ Andy said. ‘We wanted to be pioneers.’” In the Wall Street Journal, Jay McInerney profiles Peay Vineyards.

“This year marks the 40th anniversary of Hargrave Vineyards (now known as Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery) and the founding of the Long Island wine industry.” Elsewhere in the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague profiles Louisa Hargrave, a “Long Islan Wine Pioneer.”

“Muscadet and Beaujolais were staples on shelves and wine lists not so long ago but this century they have rather faded from view – and therefore offer some of the wine world’s great bargains.” In the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson writes a wonderful piece on two under-appreciated wine regions.

In WInes & Vines, Andrew Adams explains what happend in Pennsylvania, where privatization fell victim to politics.

On WineSpectator.com, Luis Antunes wonders if “Prices Rise as Port Houses Consolidate.”

“Just as beer drinkers are wise to bolster their knowledge and appreciation of fine wine, so too are wine lovers well served by opening their palates…  to embrace the attributes of great beer. And with the hot and muggy season upon us, what better time to begin the exploration?” In the Huffington Post, Jim Laughren poses an important question.

Jo Diaz reviews Wine Marketing Online, “powerful new book by Bruce McGechan.”

“Shebang! is a nonvintage blend of 40 percent pinot gris, 10 percent sauvignon blanc, 5 percent albariño, and the remainder old-vine semillon and muscadelle.” Peg Melnik selects Bedrock’s Shebang! as her wine of the week.

W. Blake Gray solves the mystery of “Fine Champagne Cognac.”

Ruth Bourdain reveals his true identity. It’s “Josh Friedland, a mild-mannered freelance writer in Maplewood, N.J., who produces the Food Section, one of the longest-running culinary blogs on the Web.”

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