Daily Wine News: Twitter 25

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twitterGrape Collective puts together “The Twitter 25.”

Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Jennifer Cossey Hendrickson chats with Katherine Cole about “what it means to be a wine writer in the changing world of journalism, what inspired her new book, and why she doesn’t mind being a little controversial at times.”

Jessica Yadegaran picks Enobytes as her latest wine blog of the week.

A senior government official in China has claimed that “at least half of Chateau Lafite sold in China is fake.”

In Palate Press, Evan Dawson reflects on a recent conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson. It turns out that “the finest science communicator of our time is a wine lover.”

“Can you say that in 20 years people will still use an iPhone? Maybe not… What I can say is that 20 years from now, I’m quite convinced that people will still drink Dom Perignon.” LMVH owner Bernard Arnault points out the obvious.

“It may be hard to go broke betting on a thirsty nation’s love affairs with alcohol, convenience and avoiding eye contact, but the companies that emerge from this initial miniboom in the liquor delivery app industry are likely to be those who can profit from both ends of the transaction.” In Punch, James Carpenter looks at the boom in booze delivery apps.

Delectable has raised $3 million in Series A funding.

“What wines are selling best on Amazon.com? You might be surprised. There’s more than just the expected popular brands of Cabernet and Chardonnay.” In the Los Angeles Times, S. Irene Virbila goes shopping for wine on Amazon.

Alder Yarrow shares his notes from Taste Washington 2014.

Bill Ward, meanwhile, thinks Washington’s “under-the-radar white wines are great for bargain-seekers.”

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