“Collectors have woken up to the fact that the crème de la crème of this classic world-class wine might be expensive for most people, but they are dirt cheap when compared to the crème de la crème of Bordeaux and Burgundy.” In Wine-Searcher, Tom Stevenson explains.
“Just for laughs, Santa, make wineries tell the truth about their production levels. Let regular wine folks know that Silver Oak is about as hard to get as food poisoning from a Tijuana taco truck. That Opus One is about as exclusive as the Hair Club for Men. I’d appreciate it.” The HoseMaster writes a letter to Santa.
Samuel Goldwyn Films has purchased the North American rights to David Kennard’s documentary “A Year in Champagne,” his follow-up to “A Year in Burgundy.” It will be released this coming spring.
“Wine labels impact us, and we respond.” Isaac James Baker admits that sometimes, he buys wine based on the label. So he has decided to detail his favorite wine labels of the year.
In Bloomberg, Tejal Rao reviews Aldo Sohm Wine Bar.
Lenn Thompson wonders if Long Island wine prices are sustainable.
In its 40 Under 40 issue, Fortune profiles Gary Vaynerchuk.
“I don’t think craft beer and cider are threats, but I do see them as challengers.” Wine economist Mike Veseth wonders if wine should “fear beer.”
On Forbes.com, Robert Resiss shares “The Incredible Story Of Starting The World’s Largest Wine Brand, Barefoot Wines.”
In Wine-Searcher, “10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Henschke.”
In Palate Press, Mary Orlin reviews Alder Yarrow’s The Essence of Wine.
The “San Francisco Champagne Society” is a thing.