“Home to talented chefs, otherworldly seafood, genuinely nice hotels and hundreds of wineries, big and small, it’s the perfect place to spend a week, especially if drinking good wine and eating well are priorities.” In Wine Enthusiast, Michael Schachner offers a wine-and-food lover’s guide to Chile.
In just one afternoon in Burgundy, a hailstorm destroyed 3,300 acres of grapes. So now, producers are investigating ways to limit future damage. One idea? The same technology China used to clear the air over Beijing during the 2008 Olympics. Wine-Searcher has the details.
“Everything must therefore everything be imported, making wine expensive to a beer and tequila culture used to cheap booze. Americans visiting the Guadalupe Valley must contend with poor winery signage and in many cases hideous dirt roads guaranteed to strain the axle on your car.” In Palate Press, Michael Cervin wonders if Mexico’s wine industry has the stamina to prevail.
The Cork Board visits Instagram to share 11 stunning photos from the 2013 Napa Valley harvest.
“The first step toward consumer control of the wine marketplace is not collective. It is individual. It is the decision of individual wine lovers and wine consumers to join a movement to advance their rights.” A call to action from the American Wine Consumer Coalition.
Aaron Nix-Gomez makes a fascinating discovery. Once upon a time, Washington DC had vineyards!
On Tuesday, W. Blake Gray won the “Online Wine Columnist/Blogger of the Year” at the annual Roederer Awards. Check out his acceptance speech. (For the full list of winners, Decanter.com has the details.)
Tom Natan returns to blogging after a brief hiatus. Rather than your typical excuse, he announces that it “was in solidarity with… wine producers in the Southern Rhône valley, where this year’s harvest is delayed by at least three weeks.”