In Wine-Searcher, Mike Steinberger urges Americans to “move on from [the] tendency to glorify wine personalities and to put a little more focus instead on the most important player on the wine scene: the vineyard.”
“The last night I ate there, the wine directors for Piora and the Momofuku group were in the house, cherry-picking the list. It doesn’t take an expert to get a great glass at Racines NY.” Pete Wells awards two stars to Racines NY.
In Thrillist, Jonathan Cristaldi details “how to not embarrass yourself while talking about wine.”
“As our thirst for distinctive pinot noir evolves in California, so do the regions in which we grow these wines and the ways in which they taste increasingly relevant.” In the Press Democrat, Virginie Boone previews the West of West Festival.
In Wine Spectator, Ben O’Donnell wonders whether Long Island wines can survive Manhattan’s restaurant scene.
James Molesworth finished his recent trip to “Rhône and Provence trip with a stop in Cassis, the charming seaside town that lends its name to the small appellation known for stylish, minerally whites and rosés.”
“Sotheby’s and eBay will partner in a new online auction venture that will see art, wine and other collectibles auctioned through the popular website.” Wine-Searcher has the details.
“We’re both scuba divers. We’re both big skiers. We garden. We’ve raised kids together. We have a whole farm. We have chickens and dogs and all of that.” In Grape Collective, Christopher Barnes chats with Heidi Peterson Barrett.
Mike Dunne finds some Pinot Grigio worth drinking.