Eric Asimov profiles Frank Cornelissen in the New York Times. “Perhaps as surprising as this modest wine, Mr. Cornelissen over the years has also evolved, and his winemaking has matured. Far from the dogmatic winemaker many imagine, he has let experience dictate which methods work and which do not. He is no less dedicated to making wines without artifice that he believes will convey the essence of Etna.”
“France has revived a controversial rule allowing winemakers to buy in grapes to cover extensive losses from severe frost and hailstorms in some areas,” reports Caroline Henry in Decanter.
Variety reports that USA Network is developing “Connoisseur,” an hourlong drama that centers around a brilliant con artist who dupes the wealthiest, most powerful people in the country into paying millions for fake wine — which sounds like it was inspired by none other than Rudy K.
On the blog for Melville Winery, Chad Melville shares his disappointment at the recent Sta. Rita Hills AVA expansion. “Truly legendary places and institutions are built upon strong foundations. If a foundation is ever-shifting, how can permanence and true greatness ever emerge there?”
In Bloomberg Businessweek, Michael Steinberger offers an in-depth look at the fall of Premier Cru and how owner John Fox scammed his clients.
Mike Veseth, the wine economist, offers a preview of his next book, Around the World in Eighty Wines.
In Forbes, Tom Mullen explains how the shape of a glass shapes the taste of a wine.
Fiona Beckett on Nero d’Avola from Sicily in the Guardian.