Daily Wine News: Lasagna Notes

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Flickr, The Marmot.

Flickr, The Marmot.

“Do you see people taking notes about the lasagna your friend made at a dinner party? Probably not. Then why are we all politely sitting around a coffee table in the living room trying to write detailed notes on a Chardonnay?” In Punch, Whitney Adams lays out some rules for drinking wine with friends.

“If the United States has not yet embraced the apple for drinking with such unabashed enthusiasm, make no mistake, an American cider renaissance is well underway.” Eric Asimov analyzes the state of American cider. And he’s impressed.

Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka attends the La Paulée Off-Grid tasting in San Francisco.

“Perhaps they lacked the complexity and majesty of a great Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but the best wines offered an enjoyable, even compelling range of flavors and immense drinkability.” Lettie Teagues tastes through a number of offerings from Vacqueyras.

The Daily Sip chats with San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné about his new book, The New California Wine.

The Smithsonian has included both “judgment of Paris wines” in its list of “101 Objects That Made America.”

In CNN Money, Virginia Harrison wonders if California is “China’s latest crush.”

In Wine-Searcher, “10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Gianfranco Soldera.”

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