“There are a lot of people in line, seemingly, to be the next Kermit Lynch, Terry Theise, or Joe Dressner.” In Eater, Levi Dalton wonders if the “Importing Business Reaching its Saturation Point.”
“Welcome to autumn in Memphis.” Ben Carter wonders if you can handle the “Challenges of Drinking Wine in a Hot Climate.”
“Mr Wu grunted as I uncorked every one of those bottles plus another six bottles. On a hunch I had every one of the 22 bottles analysed for the presence of tca. Every bottle tested positive.” Bob Campbell MW comments on a TCA-sniffing cat.
In Wine-Searcher, Caroline Henry offers “12 Bottled Truths” about Moët & Chandon.
Ever wonder how “Americans celebrated the repeal of the 21st amendment and the end to prohibition?” Check out the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Problems consumers still face… are problems of money and power ceded to industry players that have nothing to gain by providing American consumers with the means to fully embrace the explosion of alcoholic beverages.” Tom Wark comments on the 80th anniversary of the end of prohibition.
In Soda Canyon, four wineries have joined forces to launch an “underground operation.”