“If people can have a social media relationship with a f*cking bag of candy, don’t you think they can have one with a premium wine brand that might have been part of a special occasion in their lives? Do we even need to ask this question?!??” In an excellent blog post, Joe Roberts joins the conversation about social media prompted by Steve Heimoff earlier this month.
(In case you missed it, Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka thoroughly rebutted Heimoff’s post last week.)
“Wine isn’t radiation. Exposure alone doesn’t penetrate.” Matt Kramer offers his thoughts on “How to Really Understand Wine.”
“Wine can be a product of creativity; it can be made to express a feeling, and to have its drinker feel something. It can be a means of communicating an idea.” In Palate Press, W. Blake Gray asks “When Is Wine Art?“
“Over the past three years,” reports Lucy Warwick-Ching in the Financial Times, “more than 50 wine investment companies have collapsed.” That’s why a self-regulatory body, the Wine Investment Association, has launched.
“What is old is fresh again.” In 7×7, Louis Villard writes about the effort to save Carignane in California.
Château Mouton Rothschild has debuted its 2011 label, designed by French painter and sculptor Guy de Rougemont. Wine-Searcher has the details.
“This year’s Hospices de Beaune auction has achieved a record sales total, raising over [$8.5 million], despite the smallest volume of wine on sale for three decades.” Panos Kakaviatos has the details.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s wine has been named “Best Rosé in the World.” Obviously.