“I’d hazard a guess that we’re at a tipping point: In many of these states, winemaking technique and talent have finally combined with a greater understanding of what grows best where (always a long-term project) to create small constellations of ambitious producers creating truly remarkable wines.” Ray Isle has fallen for American wine.
“Aside from sherry, only one Spanish region has achieved an international reputation that lasted through the entire 20th century up to the present: Rioja.” Eric Asimov announces his next wine school lesson.
“A fair amount of overplanting has beset the region in the past few decades and it feels as if it’s not as fashionable as it once was.” But according to Will Lyons, “anyone who is interested in individual wines should explore Coonawarra’s range.”
Jamie Goode visits Mission, the California wine bar in London.
“Mix a wine tasting party with a vape meet…people sharing their favorite wines and juices, connecting with each other in a more personal way than an online forum, and discovering new flavor combinations to take their vaping experience up another level.” In Punch, Jennifer Cacicio explores “The Weird World of Wine and Spirits Vaping.”
In Wine Lines Online, Glen Frederiksen chats with James MacPahil.
In Wine-Searcher, Caroline Henry offers “10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Perrier-Jouët.”
“The study itself is thoughtfully done, but the Post article misuses its conclusions to forward the idea that cigarette taxes are a way of reducing alcohol consumption.” Tom Natan examines the recent study which reported showed that cigarette taxes reduced consumption of beer and liquor, but not wine.
According to TODAY contributor Edward Deitch, the Spanish wine region of Aragon is worth exploring.
A reminder from Alder Yarrow. The deadline to apply for a fellowship to the 2016 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers is November 1.