Daily Wine News: Moroccan Wine

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-24-2012

A food stall in Marrakech.

“Though the wineries are within easy reach of the major cities such as Marrakech, Casablanca and Fez, an informal ban on advertising means that tour operators must peddle wine trips discreetly.” In a fascinating piece in the San Francisco Chronicle, Christina Ammon discovers some “good wine” in Morocco.

Decanter.com reports: “Patrick Sandeman, one of London’s most respected wine merchants, has been killed in a freak skydiving accident.

“In the density of Tokyo, where most people live in smaller apartments and the space needed to have a substantial wine cellar simply isn’t available, this is a brilliant venture, and I’m sure not the last of its kind.” Alder Yarrow praises the “wine apartment” building under construction in Tokyo.

Jo Diaz reports that Robert Parker will (finally) be inducted into the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintners Hall of Fame. Jeff Siegel comments on the news.

On Playboy.com, Joe Roberts publishes the “2012 Edition of the Five Most Ass-Kicking Wine Regions.”

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague explores the conflicting reports on the purported health benefits of wine.

“I came back to that small wine shop almost every Saturday for two years. As the wine study programs I enrolled in moved along, so did my tastings with Mike and a few of his other devoted followers. My knowledge, palate, friendships, wine cellar (and, yes, my credit card bill) grew as well.” In 20 Something Magazine, Isaac James Baker explains how he fell in love with wine.

Steve Heimoff is excited about the plan by UC Davis researchers to study “the performance – specifically the variability – within different types of closures.”

Wine America reports: “TTB will now allow wines labeled with a country appellation of origin, including American appellation wines, to disclose their vintage.”

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