On the Wine Trail in Italy, Alfonso Cevola profiles Alessandro Masnaghetti’s effort to chart the greatest Barolo vineyards.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague covers the American Wine Consumer Coalition’s report on the consumer friendliness of local wine laws.
Temperance Lives. In Utah, at least one state legislator says that his state’s poor showing in the AWCC’s report is a “badge of honor.”
In Wine-Searcher, Rebecca Gibb reports that “The Wine Advocate’s Italian reviewer has announced that she will omit the wines of Friuli’s Fulvio Bressan from the publication’s future tastings after he posted a racist rant on Facebook.”
Elsewhere in Wine-Searcher, “10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Leoville Poyferre.”
In Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc is rolling in. Be sure to check out the Napa Valley Register’s latest harvest report.
“We are not gone, and, when we are, we will not be replaced by a generation of uncaring drinkers for whom wine has no story. No, the Millennials will be the new boomers. We were them, and they will be us.” In the Connoisseurs’ Guide, Stephen Eliot comments on the recent blog post from Silicon Valley Bank’s Rob McMillan about who actually drives the wine market.
If you find yourself in Bordeaux with a day set aside “to explore the best that the area’s 1,500-some odd wineries have to offer,” Forbes writer John Giuffo suggests you “set your GPS for the small hilltop town of Saint-Émilion.”
Steve Heimoff toasts “the role of the Jews in the history of wine.”