“If Ponsot had not got on that plane, there is every reason to believe that a wealthy wine lover or ‘collector’ (or both) would have paid serious money for wine that the auctioneer had ample reason to believe was fake.” Robert Joseph offers some thoughtful commentary on “willful ignorance” in the wine world.
“People like me who love pinot noirs of finesse and restraint will adore the 2011 vintage. The best wines are clear, focused and vivacious.” Eric Asimov will “fondly remember” Oregon’s 2011 vintage.
The Daily Sip catches up with Alder Yarrow.
In Palate Press, Remy Charest discovers that “there is much more to Argentina than this mass of interchangeable, often oaky, soft and overpolished Malbec.”
Panos Kakaviatos tastes through several different vintages of Dom Perignon.
In the New York Times, Howard Goldberg contends that “Long Islanders stocking up on dry sparkling wines for Christmas and New Year’s festivities can find what they are looking for locally.”
On CNN.com, Ray Isle urges readers to “think outside the bottle for wine gifts.”
Dave McIntyre shares his favorite fruit cake recipe.