“I shouldn’t be surprised based on the things I’ve read about the Matthiassons… but talking with Jill and tasting her wines made me feel like I had been friends with her for years.” In a wonderful post about Matthiasson wine, Kyle Schlachter attempts to define “authenticity.”
“I think it’s cool that they’re finally using all this advanced medical technology to make something genuinely important and useful, like gizmos for wine boors.” The HoseMaster writes a letter to Santa.
Matt Kramer asks what your “fantasy wine list” would embrace.
“Behind many a glass of great wine, it turns out, there’s a little cup of tea.” In Grape Collective, Monty Waldin writes about the efforts of Eric Saurel and other winegrowers to utilize wild plant teas to make “vines more naturally resistant to common pests and diseases.”
On Decanter.com, Andrew Jefford comments on the possibility of Sancerre pulling out of France’s appellation system.
“In India, where whiskey is the alcoholic drink of choice and teetotalers exist by the legions, a wine culture has been almost nonexistent.” In the New York Times, Shivani Vorap explains how the region of Nashik is “changing that perception.”
“They’ll make good gifts and if you haven’t read them, it’s about time.” W. Blake Gray lists nine wine books he “really enjoyed reading.”
“It’s time to appreciate what wine was like in the 1970′s and 1980′s.” So check out the latest post on Wine Folly.
Malbec might now be a synonym for Argentine wine, but Alejandro Vigil, the chief winemaker at Catena Zapata, thinks that Cabernet Franc has a brighter future there.
We’re all guilty of (sometimes) buying too much wine. In France, one collector went so far as to fake his own death to avoid paying his wine bills.