Daily Wine News: An Amiable White

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Vermentino. From Wikipedia.

“Vermentino is one of those itinerants, an amiable white grape that ventured around its native Mediterranean — and then beyond.” Jon Bonné follows Vermentino across the globe.

In Saint-Émilion, “a fragile, four-year truce among local producers was shattered… when several chateau owners said they had filed lawsuits seeking to overturn the latest official ranking of the [region’s] wines.” Eric Pfanner has the details

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague profiles Mark Snyder, the founder of Angels’ Share Wine and co-owner of the Brooklyn-based Red Hook Winery. 

Guy Fieri has purchased “a five-acre vineyard of pinot noir grapes in the Russian River Valley appellation and submitted an application to open a wine tasting room on Willowside Road.” I can’t wait for Pete Wells and Talia Baiocchi to sample the wines! 

In Wine-Searcher, Stuart Pigott explains the success of Mosel wine producer Egon Müller. 

Greg Sorensen, aka The (Z)infidel, names his top ten wines of 2012. 

More and more consumers are interested in the wines of South Africa’s legendary Klein Constantia. The reason? “Its 2004 vintage of Vin de Constance makes an unexpected appearance in the second of the erotic Shades of Grey trilogy.” 

W. Blake Gray invites Adam Lee “to talk about any subject.” Lee turns the tables and interviews Gray. 

Alfonso Cevola doesn’t need Montalcino.  

“It may be slightly unfair to call Bryant Family the poster-child for winemaker turnover in Napa, but it is far from an isolated case.” On JancisRobinson.Com , Alder Yarrow writes about winemaker turnover in Napa Valley (subscription required).

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