In the New York Times, Eric Asimov looks at how the wine and weed industries embraced their share agricultural base. “Despite occasional efforts to pit wine and weed against each other, people in the wine business exude an air of mellow acceptance that the two substances can coexist in harmony.”
In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre profiles Martine Saunier, who began importing French wine to the United States nearly half a century ago. “She introduced American oenophiles to the burgundies of Henri Jayer and Lalou Bize-Leroy and the Chateauneuf-du-Pape of Chateau Rayas. Those are iconic wines now, in part because Saunier discovered them.
E. & J. Gallo Winery purchased the prestigious Stagecoach Vineyard property for $180 million, reports Wines & Vines.
Frances Dinkelspiel on the evolving world of altar wines in the Daily Beast.
Jancis Robinson offers a report on 2016 wines from Bordeaux’s right bank.
In Grape Collective, Monty Waldin talks to Miriam Caporali of Tenuta Valdipiatta about the uniqueness of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Nick Passmore shares his good impressions of Idaho wines in Forbes.