Daily Wine News: Bubbly & Beyond

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-30-2017

(Source: Charles Heidsieck)

In the World of Fine Wine, Anthony Rose is granted access to the collection of old Champagnes stored beneath Charles Heidsieck’s Reims headquarters.

Aaron Goldfarb delves into the strange history of drinking bubbly from women’s shoes in VinePair.The strange, once-popular practice is said to be of Russian origin, dating back to the late 19th century… Drinking from a shoe eventually spread to other countries, footwear, and beverages.”

W. Blake Gray takes a look at Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wines list. “Basically, the Wine Enthusiast list reads like its critics get in a room and fight for their favorites, which are all over the map… But it also represents the way the modern wine world actually is.”

Andrea Frost writes her final column for TimAtkin.com. “Looking back to February 2015, it’s hard to believe it’s the same world in which I wrote my first article. The transformation has been gargantuan.”

In SB Nation, Tim Cato looks at LeBron James’ taste in wine based on bottles he has posted on Instagram.

In Meininger’s, Felicity Carter speaks to the founders of Wine Mosaic, which wants to change how heavily the world of wine relies on a handful of grapes.

Not Drinking Poison in Paris’s Aaron Ayscough offers an update from Paris, where he has been managing a restaurant called Chez La Vieille and working to sell a book about the wines of Beaujolais.

Bert Celce shares a report from this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day in Paris.

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