“Here’s the cool part, when I get caught, rather than admit that they don’t know shit about wine, they all start to praise me for what a great palate I must have had to have been able to blend such convincing fakes!” On the HoseMaster of Wine, psychiatrist Dr. Bernkasteler interviews Rudy Kurniawan.
“It’s also a full-circle return to an older style of wine that came from this land a generation ago, when Robert Mondavi would often stop by for a visit.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné profiles Graeme MacDonald.
After tasting some wines from Chile and Austria, Jancis Robinson concludes that “image is everything in the faddish New York market.”
In the Los Angeles Times, S. Irene Virbila chats with Morgan Twain Peterson and Ross Cobb about this year’s harvest.
“Bordeaux has an image problem. This is amazing given that most wine lovers freely acknowledge that it is responsible for some of the world’s great wines.” In Palate Press, W. Blake Gray goes searching for Bordeaux “you can drink.”
With an expense account from Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray visits various bars and restaurants in San Francisco to see how wine-by-the-glass pour quantities differ.
Liv-ex has released its eighth annual “Power 100″ list. Rebecca Gibb has the details.
Panos Kakaviatos offers some thoughts on Greek wine.
In a separate post, Kakaviatos helps organize a mind-boggling vertical of Domaine de Chevalier.