Daily Wine News: Hallowed Ground

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From Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia.

“The wine is named Karasi, which in Armenian means ‘from amphora’ and it grows a mere stone’s throw from a small cave in a hillside that, for any self respecting wine lover, should be as hallowed ground as the vineyard of Romanée-Conti.” Alder Yarrow writes about the Wines of Zorah in Armenia.

“No longer is it simply about ordering wines and cobbling together a wine list. There’s an unspoken demand to be engaging and insightful when approaching each table.” In FSR, a restaurant trade publication, Kristine Hansen writes about the changing role of sommeliers.

In Imbibe, superstar sommelier Patrick Cappiello chats with superstar sommelier David Gordon.

“If you’re not pissing off somebody, you’re not doing it right.” Jo Diaz chats with the HoseMaster of Wine, Ron Washman.

Back in August, Cathy Huyghe wrote an extraordinary piece in the Atlantic about the efforts of some to make wine in wartime Syria. Yesterday, she wrote about her motivation in getting the story.

Tom Wark contends that “Zinfandel is due for a resurgence.”

Charles Banks and Terroir Selections have acquired a majority stake in Santa Maria Valley’s Qupé Winery.

In Wine-Searcher, “10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Gruaud Larose.”

Jeff Siegel praises Julia Child for helping Americans “figure out this wine thing.”

“A colorful import that may have initially overstayed its research student visa but stands in no fear of deportation as it has proven to be hard-working and, more importantly, convivial with the locals.” In Palate Press, Lisa Johnston contends that Tempranillo is set to be Australia’s next hot grape.

The Brooklyn Guy share some photos and impressions from Sherry Fest 2013.

“If you can eat five dried apricots without any adverse effects, then you don’t have a sulfite allergy.” Tyler Colman explains why consumers shouldn’t fear sulfites.

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