“Broc Cellars White Zin from Sonoma is poolside yum yums all the way.” In Serious Eats, Maggie Hoffman asks a roster of all-star somms to name “the best wines for daytime drinking.”
“A wine list isn’t the typical forum for addressing complex issues of history, heritage and culture… But that’s what’s going on at Shalom Japan, the hybrid Jewish-Japanese restaurant that opened last year in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.” Zachary Sussman has the details in Punch.
In Bon Appetit, Alyssa Vitrano details “Everything You Need to Know About ‘Scandal’ and Wine.”
According to Bill Ward, Gallo’s Hearty Burgundy is a “damn good wine.” He’s serious! So now I’ll have to try it.
In Grape Collective, Jameson Fink chats with Hai Tran, the sommelier at Herons Restaurant in North Carolina, about his experience with the coravin.
Now that “it’s the glorious season of hanging out on fire escapes and in backyards,” Patrick Cappiello advises wine enthusiasts to swap out rich, full-bodied reds for his “favorite springtime wine, Sauvignon Blanc.” The piece is in Playboy, but don’t worry, it’s safe for work.
Mike Veseth writes about “a couple of interesting recent developments” in the world of wine print publications.
“The right beverage pairing can take eating softies to a whole new level, whether they’re made into a sandwich, cornmeal dusted and deep fried, or lightly pan sauteed.” David McCarus explores some wine options for Charleston soft-shell crabs.
Alex Ferguson, who coached Manchester United for 26 years, is putting a bunch of wine up for auction.