In Wine-Searcher, “Rebecca Gibb travels to Singapore for a chat with Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, the new editor-in-chief of The Wine Advocate.”
“My dream is that in 2015 we hold a tasting of wines made from 1,368 varieties with 1,368 people attending the tasting,” In Wine Spectator, Suzanne Mustacich details the efforts of oenology researchers to “[Save] the Wine World’s Unheralded Grapes.”
“If you think you prefer white wine, Barbera is your gateway to reds. It offers a medium weight on the palate with elegant—but juicy—flavors. If you like red wines, Barbera has enough weight and interest to keep you.” On Serious Eats, Lily Elaine Hawk Wakawaka offers some thoughts (and a cartoon!) on what pairs well with Barbera.
In Napa, at least, “lifestyle” winery buyers appear to be back. In Wines & Vines, Paul Franson has the details.
On Decanter.com, Andrew Jefford learns that the Languedoc-Roussillon is “the biggest Syrah-growing region in the world.”
Portugal’s domestic wine market is hurting. So producers are hoping that exports to the United States continue to grow.
“In its best expression, it exhibits great concentration, muscular tannins, earthy red fruits, juicy acidity, and a meaty, almost smoky undercurrent.” In Palate Press, Meg Houston Maker praises Monastrell.
Wine Enthusiast offers some suggestions on which wines to order while flying.
“Pinot Grigio with fish, cooked fillet-style like they serve it in Italy. And some Tuscan reds when going more towards pastas with rich and heavy sauces.” Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, George Clooney talks tequila and wine.