In his latest column, Matt Kramer explains why it’s worthwhile “to look back on yourself as a wine taster, a wine thinker and… even as a wine philosopher.”
Mike Steinberger proves that Allen Meadows was fooled by Rudy Kurniawan
“We won’t be meeting for breakfast at Pappy’s again for a while, not without high chairs for Zane and Lauren Ontiveros.” In a wonderful column, W. Blake Gray shares “the Three Stories of James Ontiveros.”
Lauren Mowery chats with Ken Forrester about Nelson Mandela, the state of South Africa’s wine industry, and Chenin Blanc.
In the Los Angeles Times, S. Irene Virbila lists “10 gifts sure to satisfy the wine lover on your list.”
Wine Enthusiast’s Andrew Hoover “taps top sommeliers for their favorite gift-worthy bottles.
Will Lyons names his favorite sparkling wines.
Mike Veseth, the wine economist, deconstructs and disentangles the “Disintermediation of the Wine Business.”
“The problems of 2011… underscore two important things to keep in mind: One, not every year in California is the same! And two, just wait until the 2012s start coming out. They will be superb.” Steve Heimoff comments on California’s 2011 vintage.
At Wine Direct, Sheri Hebbeln offers some tips on “how wineries can be more like Amazon.”
Tom Wark names his top five types of wine in 2013.