Family Helfrich has launched what it claims to be the world’s first trade wine list on Instagram, according to Lisa Riley in Harpers UK.
In Purple Pages, Richard Hemming looks at the unique world of wine-themed video games. “Search for ‘wine game’ on the iTunes app store and you get 117 results, although many are inscrutable even by wine video game standards.”
In the New York Times, Gaia Pianigiani reports on how the death of a worker at a vineyard in southern Italy led to an investigation of what has been termed a system of modern-day slavery.
In Decanter, Rosi Hanson meets Guillaume d’Angerville of the famed family domaine in Volnay, who is embarking upon the challenges of new grapes, terroirs and local acceptance in his Jura project Domaine du Pélican.
In the Globe and Mail, Shelley Boettcher profiles “the man who put B.C. on the international wine map,” Harry McWatter, president and CEO of Encore Vineyards.
Sting talks to the Drinks Business about making wine at his Chianti-based property, Il Palagio. “We want to create something classic and unforgettable, and I’m not sure how many generations it will take, but it’s something I think about… like music, good wine tells a story, it has a narrative.”
Jon Bonné on verdicchio, “Italy’s fresh, mineral-driven underdog” in Punch.
In Palate Press, Jill Barth discovers the wines of Lirac, in the Southern Rhône, a region that is emerging from beneath Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s shadow.