Daily Wine News: A Sympathetic Light

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-28-2013

From Domaine Jacques-Selosse.

“Galloni has managed to achieve something that didn’t seem possible: he’s cast Parker in a sympathetic light.” Mike Steinberger comments on the lawsuit between the Wine Advocate and Antonio Galloni. 

Some terrible news out of Champagne. Last week, nearly 4,000 bottles of wine — along with 16,000 labels and 12,000 bottle caps — were stolen from Domaine Jacques-Selosse. 

On Monday, Ridge Vineyards winemaker Paul Draper was awarded the Institute of Masters of Wine’s prestigious Winemakers’ Winemaker Award. 

The BBC’s News Magazine explores why the French are drinking less. (H/T: Eric Asimov.) 

“If you ever find yourself wondering why laws concerning access to products usually disregard the interests of consumers,” check out Tom Wark’s latest post on the political donations of alcohol producers and alcohol wholesalers in the most recent election cycle. 

In Santa Barbara County, reports MaryAnn Worobiec, a grapegrower has petitioned the TTB to expand the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. As one might guess, the proposal isn’t sitting well with his neighbors. 

In Wine Enthusiast, Michael Schachner wonders if restaurant proprietors are “taking increasingly larger margins on the wines they sell. 

“If you are interested in the intersection of culture, class, and commerce, Red Obsession has a lot to offer, even for those not obsessed with wine.” Jameson Fink reviews Red Obsession, the new documentary about the rising popularity of wine in China and the nation’s endless thirst for top-flight Bordeaux. 

“If you eat local, why not drink local?” The Daily Sip highlights this year’s DrinkLocalWine conference, taking place in Baltimore on April 13. 

In the Washington Post, restaurant critic Tom Sietsema “shares the secrets of Washington’s top bartenders.”

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