Eric Asimov concludes that “2010 was an outstanding year for Barolo.”
“The young breed of ‘New’ Californians and ‘New’ New Yorkers are bringing vibrancy and energy to the sorting table.” And that makes Alfonso Cevola very happy.
Will Lyons believes the wines of Chêne Bleu “could be the world’s first Super Rhône.”
“The past decade or so has seen an inflation of points scoring from a significant number of prominent critics. It has been a gradual but undoubted trend.” Red To Wine Wine Review explains how score inflation is making the 100-point system less and less relevant.
Tim Atkin thinks that “we are going to see a lot more 100 pointers in the future.” But few of those wines will deserve such praise.
Bill Ward asks some friends to share “an oh-wow experience at a particular vineyard or AVA.” The stories are great.
In contrast to all the recent praise, W. Blake Gray thinks American Wine Story is a “boring documentary without a plot.”
In Punch, Adam Houghtaling takes a close look at the commercials Errol Morris created for Miller High Life between 1998 and 2005.
For more than six months, Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire “has been taking baths in red wine at a spa to help his body rejuvenate.”