Jancis Robinson shares her thoughts on a recent blind tasting of 2002 prestige Champagnes. “The most amusing aspect of the tasting was the way it measured brand strength. Most of us had a clear idea of how each champagne should taste (even if we frequently got it wrong).”
In the Washington Post, tasting an Armenian wine reminds Dave McIntyre what he likes about Virginia wine. “My odd reflection on Armenia vs. Virginia helped me focus on another point we don’t usually dwell on. Terroir depends on us as consumers, because we have to recognize it.”
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley highlights this year’s West Coast winemakers to watch.
Antoine Malassagne reflects on 20 years as the winemaker at AR Lenoble, dosage, and on his very first vintage, 1996.
Frances Dinkelspiel got a look at the items of the Premier Cru office and warehouse were being offered for auction, and wonders if the Premier Cru sale could potentially help wine counterfeiters.
Lettie Teague jumps on the cru Beaujolais bandwagon in the Wall Street Journal.
In Salon, Justine Vanden Heuvel and Mary Jo Dudley look closely at how Trump’s deportation plan threatens America’s food and wine supply.
Andrea Frost ponders the aesthetics of wine on Tim Atkin’s website.
In Palate Press, Becky Sue Epstein surveys the scene of both sparkling whites and sparkling reds after taking a trip to Bologna.