Mike Seely finds reinvention in Walla Walla’s wine country, “which can aptly be described as Napa in bluejeans,” in the New York Times. “The wine industry has brought Walla Walla back to life.”
The 2016 James Beard Award Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists were announced.
Meg Maker highlights four Oregon Pinot Noir producers committed to sustainable winemaking.
W. Blake Gray talks with Cyril Brun, winemaker for Charles Heidseick Champagne, about vintage, NV, and grower Champagnes, as well as the impact of climate change in Palate Press.
David Schildknecht offers his impressions of Austria’s 2014 vintage in Vinous. “The deviations from the norm in 2014, though, were extreme. And only very selectively could growers achieve ripeness and depth of flavor—not to mention aromatic and textural allure—that could be compared with the norms of downright sensational 2013.”
Marissa A. Ross, Bon Appétit’s new wine columnist, sets out to discover what happens when you buy wines simply for the aesthetic appeal of their labels.
In Bloomberg, four experts weigh in on the category of natural wine.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague goes searching for affordable Burgundy wines.
VinePair tries the wines from Donald Trump’s Virginia winery.
Punch recommends four bottles of syrah under $25.