Jancis Robinson considers the “winners and losers” of Bordeaux 2005. “There is no doubt that in 2005 wines, particularly red wines, were made differently, and with very different ambitions, to how they are made in Bordeaux today. Sheer mass and, in some quarters, high alcohol was seen as a virtue, as was ripeness at any cost.”
David Marcus explains why Burgundy is the thinking person’s wine.
In the World of Fine Wine, Anne Krebiehl reports on a class she attended on wine authentication, and shares the best ways to spot the fakes.
Experts yet again “weigh impacts of millenials” on Napa wine in the Napa Valley Register. “They’re experiential. They want to understand where your wines come from. They want to know, what are your social values?” (No new news here…)
In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Elaine Chukan Brown on her fascination with the Sonoma Coast. “From the steep, redwood-dense slopes of the north, mere meters away from the Mendocino border, to the exposed high-elevation peaks of Fort Ross–Seaview, all the way south to the fog-dripped slopes near Freestone and Occidental, each vineyard feels like its own isolated sovereignty.”
In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre profiles Italian wine critic Daniele Cernilli, author of The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine 2017.
Jodi Helmer explores the terroir of honey in Wine Enthusiast.
In the Mercury News, Mary Orlin makes a case for half-bottles.