Daily Wine News: Lolloped Out

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-24-2014

hirsch“The party was still going strong when I lolloped out sometime after one, and the I.P.O.B. crowd partied on, apparently attempting to prove that excess in the pursuit of balance is no vice.” Jay McInerney hangs out with the group beyond IPOB.

“While family connections are traded as currency in Napa, Rory Williams’ work in the fields sends a notable message about his willingness to earn his peerage, so to speak.” Jon Bonné profiles Rory Williams of Calder Wine, “a new Napa talent, with an eye for the past.

Punch launches “That Wine Lyfe,” a new series that chronicles the consumption of America’s wine pros. First up? Grant Reynolds of Charlie Bird.

From the Napa Valley Register: “The 2014 Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction raised $5.9 million during 4 1/2 hours of spirited bidding Saturday afternoon.”

Jancis Robinson writes about  the Canary Islands.

“It’s great to be here in Shanghai, or as they call it in Bordeaux, ‘Our 2013 Warehouse.'” The HoseMaster gets his hands on Robert Parker’s upcoming speech in Singapore.

Lenn Thompson explains why he’s “still so enthusiastic about the future of Long Island wine.”

“I have been impressed by his thoughtfulness as a winemaker, and his attention to vine physiology as the root of his winemaking.” Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka visits Santa Barbara County to chat with Tyler Thomas about his new position at Star Lane.

In Wine-Searcher, Adam Lechmere profiles Jean-Charles Boisset.

“In many wine regions of the world, aficionados can bike or hike between tasting rooms. But Michigan offers a novel vineyard-to-vineyard option: by ski and snowshoe.” New York Times travel writer Elaine Glusac writes about “a 7.5-mile cross-country ski trail [that] links two wineries and a cider house in the Leelanau Peninsula.”

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