In the New York Times, Eric Asimov gets a look inside Eli Zabar’s wine cellar. “His cellar is replete with the work of producers who have not been sanctified as superstars and are not known for their grand crus, but who simply make beautiful, expressive wines whatever their terroirs.”
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague reports on the group of sommeliers working to advance Philadelphia’s wine scene despite Pennsylvania’s state liquor laws. “Although I knew wine buying in a control state was complicated, I was taken aback at just how hard it could be.”
Stephen Stapczynski looks at how wine tourism could help breathe life back into Japan’s disaster zone in Bloomberg.
In the Daily Beast, Noah Rothbaum calls out Donald Trump for stating false facts about the winery he owns, Trump Winery.
Jane Anson reports on the war being waged between Napa Valley winemakers and vineyard pests in Decanter.
In Vinous, Antonio Galloni offers his thoughts on 2012 Barolo.
In Wine Spectator, Thomas Matthews reviews Peter M.F. Sichel’s memoir, The Secrets of My Life: Vintner, Prisoner, Soldier, Spy.