Chris Kissack has been banned from Domaine Huet. Wow.
According to Jon Bonné, “if you really want to ask what California’s wine destiny might hold, [the Languedoc and Roussillon] offers tantalizing suggestions.”
Jancis Robinson chimes in on Robert Parker’s recent “long and impassioned wail.”
Jamie Goode replies, explaining why “the adventurous new generation of sommeliers, with their lists full of unfamiliar names, have got it right.”
Grape Collective welcomes Meg Houston Maker as its managing editor.
In Palate Press, W. Blake Gray applauds the demise of Rivesaltes.
“For the first time in 12 years,” reports W. Blake Gray, “January has seen a fall, not a rise, in fine wine prices.” The culprit? A “lack of interest in Bordeaux first-growths.”
“Today we are probably rediscovering what Cantemerle tasted like in 1855.” Elsewhere in Wine-Searcher, Jane Anson writes a fascinating profile of Château Cantemerle.
Paddy Murphy can’t stop thinking about “the stunning Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py.”
“The archetypal Napa cab was the liquid equivalent of a Michael Bay action movie – crude and overblown.” In the Guardian, David Williams tells the Brits how California wine is changing.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague writes a helpful primer on wine flaws.