In “recent rounds of wine venture capital in apps and gadgets,” Coravin is at the top. Tyler Colman breaks down the numbers.
“The law in New York that prohibits consumers there from having wine shipped to them directly from out-of-state wine stores is arbitrary and protectionist.” Tom Wark isn’t happy about New York’s apparent decision to crack down on its law against retailer shipping.
“It’s been a long time coming, but Burgundy is now giving Bordeaux a serious run for its money in Asia.” So declares Jeannie Cho Lee in her latest Wine-Searcher column.
“Wine magnate Bill Foley is buying a stake in a wine distribution company, a move that gives him more control over where his wines are sold.” In the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Cathy Bussewitz has the details.
“I refuse to drink Bressan’s wines, no matter how f*cking good they might be, because we live in a world where context and character do matter.” Joe Roberts reacts to winemaker Fulvio Bressan’s offensive Facebook rant against Italy’s first African-Italian government minister, Cécile Kyenge.
“Wineries need to adopt the mindset that every single customer interaction is the most important one.” Some sage advice from Kyle Schlachter.
In Wine-Searcher, “10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Vieux Chateau Certan.
“Get out there and explore. Just don’t forget to pay attention.” Dave McIntyre offers some advice to budding wine enthusiasts.
In Forbes, the magazine’s Travel Guide editors embark on a “five-day, four-night excursion through Sonoma and Napa Valley” designed by Thomas Keller.
“I was pleased to give her the chef’s special: no check and an escort through the dining room towards the exit sign.” In Food Republic, Boston-based chef Tony Maws writes a great essay on “mastering the difficult guest.”