“In a short time, he’s thoroughly grasped the state, this new movement and become one of its most influential chroniclers.” In NorCal Wine, Fred Swan praises Jon Bonné’s forthcoming book, The New California Wine.
“As with all rituals, a certain incense began to swirl around the event.” Matt Kramer philosophizes about decanting.
The TTB has established four new American Viticultural Areas and modifyed one existing California AVA.
But the government shutdown has shuttered the TTB.
This past weekend, “remnants of tropical storm Pabuk felled rainfall records set more than a century ago in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.” In Wines & Vines, Peter Mitham has the details.
“Trying to prove the worth of his Livermore Valley Cabernet-based blend Lineage,” Steven Kent Mirassou put it up against wines from Harlan Estate, Opus One, Joseph Phelps Insignia, Continuum, and “a random Saint-Estèphe a PR person had sitting around.” W. Blake Gray attends a blind tasting — and finds the results surprising.
“What could be better than running 13.1 miles through a metropolis of asphalt and steel, cheek-to-jowl with 10,000 or 12,000 other souls, and afterward celebrating the achievement with two wedges of orange and a bottle of Costco water?” Wine, of course. In the Press Democrat, Chris Smith explains why “Matt Dockstader is king of run-and-sip.”
Ever wonder why “stupid wines” can fetch so much money? Because there’s a market for everything.
“We love Virginia. We are proud of it.” In Capitol File, a lifestyle magazine in DC, Leslie Quander Wooldridge writes about the DC area’s “award-winning wines.”
“To close, Putake honey was transformed into a heavenly dessert taco. A much better finale than Magnum, P.I. got.” In Montecristo, a lifestyle magazine in Vancouver, Joy Pecknold writes a fun piece about a recent visit to Cloudy Bay Vineyards.
In the Wine Economist, Cynthia Howson, Pierre Ly, and Jeff Begun publish their final post on the Chinese wine industry.
In the Daily Meal, Juliet Tierney finds out how five entrepreneurs broke into the beverage industry.