Daily Wine News: Defending the Flute

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champagnetoastIn Wine Enthusiast, Jameson Fink stands up for the Champagne flute. “While flute haters concede that its shape is ideal for bubble promotion, their main gripe is it “stifles” Champagne’s scent… It will remain in my head, and my heart, as the preeminent pleasure-giver. After all, it’s not really about swirling and sniffing, just drinking and enjoying.”

Robert Parker Wine Advocate announces new reviewers for 2018: William Kelley will cover the regions of Burgundy, Chablis, Beaujolais, California Central Coast and Washington State; and Lisa Perrotti-Brown will cover Bordeaux.

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Josh Greene drives to Storybook Mountain Vineyards a month after the wildfire, following the path of the fire from Santa Rosa back to Tubbs Lane.

Jancis Robinson contemplates Christmas wines. “They should be very good – better than most people round the table drink usually – but, with big numbers, small children, tantrums, and candles constituting fire hazards, this is not the time for the grandest of wines…”

In Bon Appétit, Marissa A. Ross talks to Lou Amdur, owner of LA’s Lou Wine Shop, about selling natural wine.

Wine directors from around the country discuss how they structure their wine lists in SevenFifty Daily.

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford puts the Languedoc’s pioneer cru under the spotlight.

Cathy Huyghe considers the top wine stories of 2017 in Forbes.

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