Daily Wine News: Sublime Wine

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a year in burgundy“Matching it with food is not what I’m aiming at. The wine should be sublime and if it is sublime it needs no companion.” In Wine-Searcher, Patricia Guy chats with the “King of Valpolicella,” Romano Dal Forno.

A Year in Burgundy hasn’t gotten much attention yet.” And according to James Molesworth, “that’s a shame, because it’s actually a wine movie worth watching.”

From Savour Australia 2013, Dave McIntyre offers “some cursory impressions about a wine industry that is eager to win back our hearts and affection.”

“Increased transparency of wine prices worldwide means retailers are no longer able to charge excessive prices, a new Wine-Searcher report has shown.” Yet 36 states still ban residents from having wine shipped to them from out-of-state retailers.

Bottlenotes chats Jon Staenberg, a U.S. wine enthusiast who recently teamed up with top Argentine winemaker Santiago Achával to create Hand of God Wines.

The HoseMaster writes about “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of El Dorado County wines.

Richard Jennings attends the “Grand Daddy of California Wine Events: Family Winemakers San Francisco.”

“That one of Bordeaux’s greatest estates would look to the Napa Valley somehow still seems a novelty to most, despite a long history of European investment in California in general.” In his latest column for JancisRobinson.com (subscription required), Alder Yarrow writes about foreign investment in Napa.

Philippe Cottin, the former CEO of Mouton-Rothschild, passed away last week. He was 81.

“Grape-infused beers are here.” In Wine Enthusiast, Katie Parla explains “why you need to stop rolling your eyes and try a few of these wine brews.”

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