Daily Wine News: Wine as a Grocery

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-07-2014

“They allow us, for an evening or an afternoon, to leave the cultural baggage that the modern wine industry has created and relearn how to connect with wine as a grocery.” In Punch, Anna Brones contends that quality bulk wine can help us “slow down and reconnect with wine’s most basic virtues.”

Fredric Koeppel profiles wine importer Lyle Fass.

“He made his approach to farming and terroir sound simple, though that’s also a product of his modesty.” James Laube attends an incredible tasting hosted by Ted Lemon.

Bill Ward shares “some notes, quotes and anecdotes from the week leading up to and including the Premiere Napa barrel tasting.”

On NorCal Wine, Fred Swan writes about the point of Robert Parker’s appearance at The Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, which was to offer advice. It’s a great piece.

Together with Mannie Berk of The Rare Wine Co., Aaron Nix-Gomez drinks a 1922 Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva!

“As I looked at the vineyard, I was told that on the Napa side of the fence, the fruit was selling for $3,000 a ton; while on the Suisun side, it was selling for $300 a ton.” Jo Diaz shares some fascinating climate data.

“Combining hands-on attention in his vineyards with winemaking built for stability, Tatomer wines are an expression of excellence in craftsmanship.” Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka tastes with Graham Tatomer.

Jennifer Putnam, CEO of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, sits down for ten questions with the Napa Valley Register.

“In what is perhaps the strongest evidence yet of wine’s power to unite, fans of upper-crusty period drama ‘Downton Abbey,’ sci-fi classic ‘Star Trek’ and the proudly down home show ‘Duck Dynasty’ can all buy wines bottled under license to their favorite show.” Oy. Details in the Associated Press.

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