Daily Wine News: Pondering Fraud

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-06-2019

(Flickr: alexbrn)

(Flickr: alexbrn)

Wine fraud only seems to matter if the wines being counterfeited are well-known labels. Robert Joseph wonders why in Meininger’s.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov announces what’s up next in Wine School: Valtellina.

“It’s a hard wine to review. I’m aware that the consumer champions will be looking for any negative comments I make so they can dismiss me as a wine snob. And many of my professional colleagues will be looking for any positive comments, so they can beat me up for giving a big brand an easy ride.” Jamie Goode reviews Meiomi Pinot Noir 2017.

Alfonso Cevola reflects on what being a working father, a single father, was like in the wine trade in America. “My son remarked to me the other day that he thinks part of his work ethic, especially in regards to design and setting up a showroom/showcase situation, came from the many nights I’d take him on my stocking run. Or when I had to help the display department build a large wine display. I’d drop a sleeping bag next to the deli and he would watch (and do homework) as long as he could and then surrender to sleep, under the fluorescent lights.”

In SevenFifty Daily, Katherine Cole profies iconic Bay Area importer Martine Saunier, who discovered virtuosos like Henri Jayer and ushered in a new era of boutique French wines.

In Decanter, Sarah Jane Evans MW explains the fascination behind nine of her favorite winemakers among Spain’s new guard. (subscription req.)

Jill Barth offers a guide to wine certification programs in Wine Enthusiast.

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