“Sitting with Delaski, it’s hard not to share in his near-childish delight at what clearly is an adventure of grand proportions with the love of his life and their young son in tow.” Alder Yarrow falls in love with Solminer Wines.
Jon Bonné finds some wines worth drinking in Chianti.
In Grape Collective, Ethan Millspaugh lists the “Top Five Wine Scandals.”
“When the apple market collapsed about 15 years ago in the region around Lake Chelan in central Washington State, a handful of farmers decided to make the transition from apples to grapes.” In the New York Times, Alison Gregor visits Lake Chelan, where “wineries have been popping up as quickly as bubbles in a newly uncorked bottle of Champagne.”
“The corkscrew is the best textbook.” In Wine Review Online, Michael Apstein explains how wine education has changed over the past 35 years.
“One last observation: The Kiwis know how to make a heck of a good cup of coffee.” MaryAnn Worobiec shares some insights from a tour of New Zealand.
In Northern Greece, Michelle Locke “learned to love big reds.”
“There’s a lot of noise surrounding England’s burgeoning wine industry. But what tends to get overlooked is the fact that Britain already produces two world-class beverages: Scotch whisky and cask-conditioned beer, or ‘real ale.’” In the Wall Street Journal Europe, Will Lyons praises England’s “real ale.”