In the Robb Report, Michalene Busico chats with Kermit Lynch.
“These stupid laws don’t recognize the real tradition of Barolo.” In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto chats with Giuseppe Rinaldi about Italy’s new cru labeling rules.
“Negrette. Mauzac. Fer servadou. Tannat. Loin de L’Oeil. No, I am not just making up gibberish words. These are the names of grapes used to produce some wines I’ve been drinking recently.” In Table Matters, Jason Wilson praises the reds of Southwest France.
“I frequently hear people suggest that wine critics’ judgement is impaired because they taste 100 – 200 wines in a day. They don’t. If for no other reason, time just doesn’t allow it.” Fred Swan attempts to find out how many wines an average critic will taste in a day.
“Eataly Wine will close for six months and its owners, including celebrity chef Mario Batali, will also pay a $500,000 fine.” Tyler Colman has the details.
From Alfonso Cevola, “Five Things You Should Know About Vinitaly.”
“Schmitt teaches winemakers not just how to smell wine, but how to pick out and properly describe all the varied aromas that make up the complex fragrance we call bouquet.” In Palate Press, Mary Orlin profiles Alexandre Schmitt, a classically trained French perfumer who teaches winemakers how to smell.
“Château Pontet-Canet has ruffled feathers by announcing the price for its 2013 vintage before the trade has tasted the wine.” Don Kavanagh reports in Wine-Searcher.
The Daily Meal names “The 60 (Plus) Coolest People in Food & Drink.”
“To prevent a civilization-threatening worldwide glut of Spanish vino, we all need to start drinking as much Spanish wine as possible, immediately.” On CNN, Ray Isle explains.
Tipsi, a new mobile app, launched this week with wine listings for more than 1,000 Manhattan restaurants. The Wall Street Journal has the details.
In the Star Tribune, Bill Ward offers some advice on how to start and stock a wine cellar.