Ransacked by the Nazis, Ruinart had no pre-World War II bottles — until now. In Wine Searcher, Adam Lechmere reports that bottles of 1929 Champagne Ruinart were found in a private cellar in Alsace.
Wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan appeals conviction, reports Wine Spectator. “’Dr. Conti’ argues FBI search of his home was unlawful and counterfeiting evidence should be suppressed.”
Elsewhere in Wine Spectator, Tim Fish talks to Ian Brand about blazing new trails on California’s Central Coast, and his labels Le P’tit Paysan and La Marea.
On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan dissects a study on pesticides in wine conducted by Que Choisir, a French consumer organization, in 2013. “Reading the study (in French) and some of the supporting documentation, I think the study is far more significant than the news reports indicate.”
“Andrea Calek Is a Lazy Bum and That’s Why His Wines Are So Good,” says Rachel Signer in Eater.
Rosé season is back! In Serious Drinks, Maryse Chevriere recommends 8 rosé wines to drink right now.
“Blind Book Review: Lettie Teague’s “Wine in Words”” on the HoseMaster.
The Rabobank Wine Quarterly report was just released, which showed that domestic wine outperformed imports as value rises faster than volume in the U.S. More findings and trends are included in Wines & Vines.
Wine Enthusiast picks the best sherry bars in the nation.
“For premium flyers, the era of mediocre vino is (mostly) over,” says Justin Bachman in Bloomberg.
Science has not really spoken on the study of big flavor wine, says Joe Roberts.
In Forbes, recommendations for hidden, ‘natural’ wine bars and restaurants in Paris.