Daily Wine News: Anderson Valley Pinot

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“California winemakers share a calling with the Cistercian monks of the Middle Ages: a relentless quest to find the best places to grow Pinot Noir.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov writes about the recent uptick in Anderson Valley Pinot Noir producers. Meanwhile, in the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné tastes some 2010 Anderson Valley Pinots.

In Barron’s, “publishing executive Thomas O. Ryder explains how he built a multimillion dollar wine cellar, but in hindsight says it was a mediocre investment.”

The Paso Wine Man is back!

Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka helps Steve Matthiasson harvest Ribolla Gialla at the George Vare Vineyard in Napa.

“Sweet wine has fallen so far out of fashion that people have stopped specifying to waiters that they would like a ‘dry white, please.'” In the International Herald Tribune, Eric Pfanner learns to savor the sweet wines of Banyuls.

This week, many French supermarkets will be hosting their annual wine fairs. On his blog, Eric Pfanner has some advice on how to make sure you score a good deal.

“The list of light-red-wine virtues is impressively long. Besides food-friendliness, there’s generally a lot of bright, crunchy fruit, and the wine is usually low in alcohol.” In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague praises “light reds.”

Meanwhile, in the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre praises Austria’s light reds.

The Drinks Business highlights a surprising champion of synthetic closures: Laurent Ponsot.

Jose Diaz chats with winemaker David Coffaro, “The First Wine Blogger.”

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