Daily Wine News: Wine Spectator vs. Weed Spectator

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-07-2018

0706c318-2ecd-4e01-8fbe-cd8a3e6d4180“M. Shanken Communications Inc, the publisher of Wine Spectator magazine, has filed a lawsuit accusing the northern California-based operators of Weed Spectator of infringing its trademarks, and copying its familiar 100-point rating scale for wine to rate cannabis,” reports Jonathan Stempel in Reuters.

Zinfandel icon Kent Rosenblum of Rosenblum Cellars has died at 74, reports Tim Fish in Wine Spectator.

Esther Mobley pens an obituary for Kent Rosenblum in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Antonio Galloni pens a tribute to Beppe Rinaldi in Vinous. “One of the reasons I started writing about wine is because, at the time, there was very little information available about Rinaldi and other traditionally-minded growers, including so many names that today are among the most coveted producers not just in Piedmont or Italy, but the world. Pretty soon, the allure of these wines and the families who made them became an obsession.”

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov profiles John Lockwood of Enfield Wine Company in Napa, and looks at how “a number of young, intrepid winemakers” are demonstrating how to make wine with little money and no vineyards.

WineBusiness.com announces Duck Pond Cellars has sold its winery and vineyards to Great Oregon Wine Co.

Wine-Searcher caught up with James Millton of Millton Vineyards and Winery and Geoff Wright from Wrights Vineyard and Winery to talk about the future of New Zealand’s Gisborne region.

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