“After promoting local food for so many years, it’s very gratifying to witness this change.” Jill Matthiasson writes a wonderful blog post about the “direction things are going in the food and wine worlds.”
“Some of the most famous winemakers in this country are Davis grads; I’ve even heard people call Davis the Harvard of winemaking schools.” In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague profiles the viticulture and oenology program at the University of California, Davis.
“The resurrection of Noval after what Seely calls “the car crash of the 1980s” couldn’t have happened without money. But it’s a human story, too.” After a historical tasting of the wines from Quinta do Noval, Tim Atkin ponders what it takes “to make a great wine.”
“It’s not as though they were born with more receptors or grew more over time. They simply developed an ability to notice small differences.” The Wall Street Journal explores the science behind wine appreciation.
In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy profiles “one of Australia’s most ambitious if polarizing new wine projects.”
“As I get older, however, the happier I am to find young winemakers like Achille Boroli who have carefully crafted a newer style without compromising Barolo’s essential character.” Elsewhere in Bloomberg, John Mariani looks at the changing styles in Barolo.
“It’s often forgotten that the Mosel River also flows through northeast France.” Wine-Searcher looks at the “resurgent wine scene” in this forgotten region.
Officials with Europol and Eurojust have arrested a father and son team “on suspicion of producing and selling fake bottles of Romanée-Conti worth as much as $2.7 million.
In the Star-Ledger, John Foy writes about the wonderful Champagnes of Jacquesson.
In Eater, Greg Morabito reports: “Carla Rzeszewski has stepped down from her position as the wine director at The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory Oyster Bar.”
Tyler Colman praises Robert Parker’s “100-point enthusiasm.”