Alder Yarrow, refreshingly, explains why “it doesn’t really matter what wine you serve with Thanksgiving.”
Jancis Robinson searches for the world’s oldest wines.
“It might seem strange, then, that a growing number of ambitious winemakers across the U.S.—from areas as disparate as California and Oregon to the North Fork of Long Island and the Finger Lakes—have recently tried to interpret the genre by producing a nouveau of their own.” In Punch, Zachary Sussman writes about the rise of American Noveau.
Wine-Searcher reports that “Vega Sicilia is looking to buy a winery in France or California.”
Elsewhere in Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray chats with Adam Mason of Mulderbosch.
“Carrying grapes out to the nearest road was time-consuming and also risky. So, Maule came up with another solution: airlifting grapes out from inaccessible areas by helicopter.” In his latest letter from Europe, Robert Camuto visits Casimiro Maule in Negri’s Inferno vineyards.
In Wine Spectator, Ben O’Donnell goes searching for $20 single-vineyard Côte d’Or Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Thanks to the Coravin, wine by the glass has gone high-end at hotels around the world.
When a $7 million “Vine Trail” is finished, “people will be able to bike, run and walk between Napa and Yountville on a path that is separated from auto traffic.”
“For those wanting to get an idea of what a Virginia wine tastes like, 2014 will be one of the best expressions of who we are.” Jim Law of Linden Vineyards offers a harvest report to JancisRobinson.com.
For Thanksgiving, Jonathan Lipsmeyer is spending two days with 20 people. Check out what he’s bringing.