“There is clearly a lot to gain from the Fiorano name, and what seems like deliberate brand confusion on the part of Fattoria di Fiorano begs the question of whether or not Prince Alberico’s legacy is being exploited for commercial gain without actually fulfilling the promise of Fiorano’s name.” In Punch, Katie Parla writes about “The Feud Over Italy’s Most Mysterious Wine Estate.”
“He liked the trees and mountaineering — and after a tasting trip to Walla Walla, he fell in love with the wines, too.” In the San Jose Mercury News, Jessica Yadegaran profiles Sean Sullivan of the Washington Wine Report.
“For the past few years, a select group of winemakers and others in the food and wine world have been getting their cocktail on as members of FOAM (Friends of Ardent Mixology).” Michelle Locke gets behind the scenes in Palate Press.
In Italy, wine consumption continues to decline.
At Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka tastes with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Tegan Passalacqua of the Historic Vineyard Society.
Becca Yeamans digs deep into the research to explore whether organic farming is “safer” for workers than traditional farming.
On the blog for Wine Direct, Karin Ballestrazze explains how wineries can take cues from Amazon.
“Move over, ‘Duck Dynasty.’ Traverse City wineries could be the next big thing in reality television.” The Detroit News has the scoop.
Fredric Koeppel details the etiquette of taking your own wine to restaurants.
In Eater, Amy McKeever chats with Nathaniel Dorn of The Restaurant at Meadowood about “Creating a Culture of Service.”