Daily Wine News: Authentic or Fake?

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In Bloomberg, Mark Oldman samples a questionable bottle of 1962 La Tâche. “The label looked authentic. But it was sealed with the type of wax covering that could indicate a Kurniawan counterfeit, its color pinkish rather than a deeper red… We swirled, sniffed, and sipped: Was this an immortal wine or the gustatory equivalent of Al Capone’s vault?”

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Loire Valley native and Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier talks with Jane Gladstone about economics, biodynamic chenin and her next steps now that she’s moved on from Rouge Tomate Chelsea.

“Charles Banks has agreed to sell his share in the historic Mayacamas Vineyard before entering prison for fraud,” reports Kerana Todorov on WineBusiness.com.

In Vinous, Stephen Tanzer checks in on the 1997 Napa Valley Cabernets. “For a year with wall-to-wall sunshine and a very early harvest, the 1997s are surprisingly classic in style, and I couldn’t help wondering if wines made today under similar conditions would be bottled with unwieldy alcohol levels.”

Amanda Barnes explores the future of cork closures in SevenFifty Daily.

Rick Breslin, co-founder of Hello Vino, wonders if Gallo’s new Amazon-exclusive wine will fail.

In Wines & Vines, Andrew Adams reports on a panel discussion from the Wines & Vines Packaging Conference about the rising trends of canned and boxed wines, rosé and more.

With immigrant labor in the news, Liz Thach MW talks to some laborers who became owners for Wine-Searcher.

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