Daily Wine News: Rethinking Rituals

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(Flickr: Daniel Gasienica)

(Flickr: Daniel Gasienica)

In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph says it’s time to rethink the restaurant wine ritual. “So, what would be so horribly wrong with treating wine and food in the same way? Why shouldn’t restaurants take the same responsibility for bad wine and as for bad shellfish: avoid serving either? And, above all, why not treat complaints about both in the same way…”

In Wine Enthusiast, Jake Emen delves into the wave of indigenous Māori wineries that have recently begun to swell across New Zealand.

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray visits Amazon’s wine retail store in Los Angeles, and finds that “Amazon is openly flouting California liquor law.”

On JebDunnuck.com, R.H. Drexel pays a visit to Justin Smith at Saxum Vineyards in Paso Robles, where she had a profound experience with the wines. “I am glad the Downstream wines are priced at $200.00 a bottle. Why shouldn’t a bottle that is largely Zinfandel or Grenache from the United States command that price? If extremely well-farmed and well-made, shouldn’t these wines merit as much as a fine Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir?”

In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher sample the world of American wines made with Italian varieties.

What makes a wine collectible? James Button ponders the answer in Decanter.

The Court of Master Sommeliers has named five new Master Sommeliers, reports the Drinks Business, including Germany’s first female MS, Bulgaria’s first ever MS and Japan’s first MS.

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