Daily Wine News: Voodoo & Religion

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The reports are rolling in from En Primeur. Anne Krebiehl shares her first impressions and Panos Kakaviatos offers his thoughts on the stickies. 

“I have a hard time believing that the voodoo will bring anything extra to the wines as I’m not a religious person, but the only way to find out is to try.” Paul Pontallier, the managing director of Château Margaux, confirms that the First Growth estate is experimenting with biodynamics. 

“After more than two weeks, the jurors in Koch v. Greenberg have heard lengthy testimony about the inner workings of the wine auction world. There have been plenty of ugly revelations. It’s not clear yet, however, which side is being more persuasive.” In Wine Spectator, Peter Hellman covers Koch V. Greenberg. 

“I don’t know how anyone could taste these wines and not fall in love with Syrah.” The Hosemaster writes a (serious) profile of Steve Law and his company, MacLaren Wine. 

“In one’s mind, then, Muscat gets relegated to categories of “sweet” and “unserious” and “summer.” Fine. But dry Muscat is not sweet, and certainly not unserious.” In the Portland Press Herald, Joe Appel defends Muscat. 

This coming weekend, don’t miss the Drink Local Wine conference in Baltimore! 

In the Los Angeles Times, a reminder that while dandelions are “a headache in the yard… [they] can bring an assertive, delicious taste to a salad or pesto.”

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