“The fact that Terry Leighton is just releasing his 2000 Kalin Cellars Semillon from Livermore Valley — ‘still a bit young,’ he points out — should be a clue that he doesn’t pursue the obvious.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné writes about “Kalin Cellars’ timeless take on white wine.”
In Wine-Searcher, Amanda Barnes chats with Jorge Riccitelli, chief winemaker at Bodega Norton.
“What the hell is an amphora doing in an Austrian winery?” In Palate Press, Simon Woolf answers that question.
“If New York City’s restaurants and institutions were aware of New York state wines, it would be a major impact.” On Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured several vineyards in the Finger Lakes.
“The waiting lists may not be as long as is generally thought. Or at least certain ones.” Kyle Schlachter explores the future of allocations.
At the University of British Columbia, chemists have discovered ”23 new molecules in red wine.”
From Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka, “a photo series of iconic Anchorage moments showcasing a bottle of Forlorn Hope San Hercurmer Delle Necce, and Dirty and Rowdy Semillon.”
On Decanter.com, Panos Kakaviatos reports on the American Wine Consumer Coalition’s debut report, Consuming Concerns: The 2013 State-by-State Report Card on Consumer Access to Wine.
“Champagne shipments have fallen by more than 3 percent in the first half of 2013, continuing last year’s decline.
“Russia’s oldest maker of bubbly wants to reach European Champagne standards.” On Nasdaq TV, a report on the Tsimlyansk wine factory and its efforts to “take things to the next level.”