“What is Napa wine? Cab. What is Finger Lakes wine? Riesling. What is Washington wine? Umm…” In Palate Press, Erika Szymanski ponders “Washington’s diversity issue.”
“The real key to Antonio’s growing influence in the world of fine wine, besides his keen intelligence, is his tremendous work ethic.” Richard Jennings profiles Antonio Galloni.
“Olivia Pope doesn’t just drink red wine. She chugs it. She turns to it for solace and comfort in moments of extreme sadness and high drama.” In Punch, Jennifer Cacicio explores wine’s role on the hit ABC show scandal.
On the Netflix hit House of Cards, the “ruthless” main characters drink lots of Chimney Rock. In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter has the details.
“Call it the Oenophile’s Theory of Vacation Planning: If you like sunshine, good weather, and great scenery, you’ll usually find all three in abundance wherever wine grapes are grown.” In the Boston Globe, Patricia Harris and David Lyon go “off the beaten path” to explore lesser-known wine regions.
In France, the Senate has “unanimously voted in favor of officially making wine a part of French national heritage.”
“Legislation in the California Assembly would allow wineries to offer samples at certified farmers markets and allow underage winemaking students the chance to taste wine.” Andrew Adams reports in Wines & Vines.
In the Wine Business, according to Silicon Valley Bank’s Rob McMillan, fraud is “a repeating story.”
In Wine-Searcher, Katherine Cole chats with Elena Pantaleoni, “a respected leader in Italy’s natural wine movement.”
Kate Middleton has debunked pregnancy rumors by drinking wine. If only all rumors could be debunked in such fashion.