“Just your typical story of a philosophy professor at Northern Arizona University who decides to step away from academia and pursue a life of wine.” In Grape-Collective, Jameson Fink gets to know Elaine Chukan Brown of Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews.
“The thing about Boyle is that he’s a bit obsessive, and he seems to treat everything — even drinking — like a research assignment for something he’s writing. ” In Punch, Jennifer Cacicio goes drinking with T.C. Boyle.
“I also think that any system that increases the attention and care we give to our work tends to improve that work.” Erika Szymanski explores biodynamic wine in Central Otago.
Steve Heimoff has left Wine Enthusiast to take a job with Jackson Family Wines.
Wine Enthusiast has expanded its California team with the addition of Matt Kettmann and Jim Gordon.
“The grapes in Nick and Andy Peay’s vineyards are in a precarious state most of the time. Quivering on the edge of the San Andreas Fault, shrouded in hours of chilly fog and subjected to steady Pacific breezes, it’s a wonder these grapes can ripen at all.” On Forbes.com, Katie Kelly Bell visits “California’s Edgiest Wine Region: The Western Sonoma Coast.”
According to Jancis Robinson, “the best 2004s represent real value (in Bordeaux’s inflated context), are generally starting to drink well (and are far more approachable than the next two vintages 2005 and 2006) and, given the record size of the vintage, shouldn’t be difficult to find.”
In Champagne, unearthed papers have revealed that Ruinart it shipped rosé in 1764 — a decade before Veuve Clicquot. Alison Napjus has the details.