Daily Wine News: Keeping Score

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-14-2019

Wine shelf talkersLisa Perrotti-Brown MW, editor in chief of the Wine Advocate, talks to Meininger’s Felicity Carter about scores: “I’m not saying you can do away with them, just saying they’re not everything. I’m dead against a shelf talker with a score selling a bottle of wine. It’s incredibly misleading.”

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy shows hybrid grapes some love, and highlights the ones with the most potential right now.

Agustin Francisco Huneeus, 53, president of Huneeus Vintners, was charged Tuesday in the college admissions bribery case filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to W. Blake Gray.

“Its defenders, myself included, could argue for its social, historical and cultural value, but at the most basic level, wine remains as unnecessary for existence as scented candles or indeed wine writers,” writes Richard Hemming on JancisRobinson.com. “But if that is true, then is it still possible for wine – despite its inherent expendability – to be a force for good?”

In Wine Enthusiast, I offer a guide to the budding wine and cider scene in Burlington, Vermont.

In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman reports on the consumer groups putting pressure on the TTB to include more calorie and nutritional information on wine labeling.

On his Do Bianchi blog, Jeremy Parzen looks at the reasons why 400 Italian scientists are opposing a newly introduced legislation that would promote and protect organic farming.

“We owe a lot to Listán Prieto, also known as Mission, País and Criolla Chica.” Tim Atkin considers the grape’s importance.

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