“If you’ve always thought Sylvaner was simply a junk grape used to ensure that bottles of cheap German and Alsatian white blends are never half-empty, take a trip to the little town of Mittelbergheim in the center of Alsace.” In Palate Press, Roger Morris visits “Sylvaner Hill: Alsace’s Zotzenberg grand cru vineyard.”
Tyler Colman looks at Sotheby’s 2013 wine data.
In Qatar, customs officials confiscated a bottle of Dom Perignon from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
Pia Mara Finkell toasts the “Top 3 Wine Trends of 2014.”
“The picture reminds us to do our work for a wine made for that environment. I tell my guys, don’t punch down so hard. The wine is for there, not here.” Lily Elaine Hawk Wakawaka lets Paul Lato speak for himself.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports: “Gary Eberle, a pioneer of the Paso Robles wine region and one of its biggest ambassadors, has been replaced as general partner of the winery he established more than 30 years ago.”
From Wine-Searcher, “Ten Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Smith Haut Lafitte.”
“He is used to backhanded compliments like mine. Stereotypes develop for a reason, and in this case, Americans associate Australia with jammy, high-alcohol, fruit bombs because, for years, that’s what was produced.” In Grape Collective, Kristen Bieler contends that “a new era has dawned for Australia.”
Riedel has designed a glass for Coca Cola. Seriously. No word yet on when the glass for Sprite will come out.