Daily Wine News: Yeah, Science!

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“Three glasses of champagne a week ‘can improve your memory.'” It’s science! (More here.)

“For a wine with genuine aging potential, one should look no further than vintage port, which will quite happily go on improving for 50 years or more.” Will Lyons writes a primer on vintage Port and praises the wines of 2011. 

“My observations… suggest that Bordeaux is favored by importers, traders, and speculators more than by consumers. Bordeaux’s success in China over the past five to seven years is built upon excessive optimism that is not backed up by consumer preferences and consumption trends.” In her first column for Wine-Searcher, Jeannie Cho Lee MW casts a skeptical eye over the Chinese wine market. 

Moet-Hennessy has announced plans for a new sparkling wine project — in the Nashik region northeast of Mumbai!

On the blog for the Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, Stephen Eliot explains how he and Charles Olken continue remain enthusiastic about their jobs “after so many wines and so many years.” 

After tasting the the 2011 Massican Annia, “an exceptionally interesting and tasty blend of Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, and Chardonnay,” Kyle Schlachter ponders how important it is for wine regions to have “a signature variety.” 

“There isn’t volume at Copain; but there is artistry. Don’t miss it.” In the Newark Star Ledger, John Foy praises the wines of Wells Guthrie. 

Fredric Koeppel profiles Tablas Creek and tastes through the winery’s latest releases. 

Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka and Hardy Wallace write about a party they threw this weekend, #Semageddon. Tom Wark confirms that it was awesome. 

In Outside, Eva Holland explores whether beer attracts bears. With camping season just getting started, it’s an important question! (H/T: Jeff Gordinier.)

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