“Winemaking may conjure images of sun-dappled vineyards and grand châteaus. But a typical bottle of Napa Cabernet owes more to lab-coat-wearing chemists than to barefoot grape stompers.” In Wired, Christopher Null looks “at the secret ingredients and behind-the-scenes manipulation that go into crafting the perfect pour.”
Mike Veseth wonders if Portugal can win the wine wars.
“When you think of money spent on traditional advertising and marketing then think of the money you would spend on a person for conversing in the social space, one or two ads in a major wine mag would have paid for two people.” Hardy Wallace chats with the North Bay Business Journal about “new media’s impact on wine and cutting-edge branding.”
In Grape Collective, Dorothy J. Gaiter interviews Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards.
Atlanta wine collector Julian LeCraw Jr. is suing a London wine merchant, Antique Wine Company, and its founder and CEO Stephen Williams, for more than $25 million. The allegation? That Williams sold him 15 bottles of fake wine.
“At the Mexico City tasting two days before the Cabo San Lucas gathering, Ceja was impressed by the inquisitiveness of young sommeliers who stopped by her table.” California producers are optimistic about sales in Mexico.
In Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman puts wine-and-oyster pairings to the test.
Go ahead. Drink a bottle of wine.
In Details, Anthony Giglio outlines “5 Reasons Why Lodi, California is the Next Napa Valley.”
VineTalk chats with Jeff Carroll, vice president of compliance and strategy for ShipCompliant.