Daily Wine News: Guzzle & Slurp

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Beer Funnel“We still want to sip greatness, to be tantalized and inspired by wines that speak with purity, grace or mystery. But more often we want to guzzle and slurp, to enjoy wine and plenty of it for its sheer deliciousness and refreshment.” Just in time for summer, Eric Asimov names “20 fresh, lively, easy-to-drink wines for about $20 each.”

In 2010, Chateau La Lagune and Domaine Jaboulet teamed up to make a Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The resulting wine — Evidence — will soon hit the market.

In Wine-Searcher, Leslie Gevirtz chats with Christian Moueix “about poor harvests, the end of the futures market and the two loves of his life – Bordeaux and California.”

“Living in Portugal has powerfully reinforced my increasing sense, as a taster as well as a professional observer, of the need to broaden our overly simplistic notion of ‘varietal.'” Matt Kramer praises diversity.

“Tim Patterson, the author of Wines & Vines’ long-running Inquiring Winemaker column, died [on] May 17.” Jim Gordon pays tribute.

In Snooth, Gregory Dal Piaz explains why “people are catching on to the beauty of Chateau Musar.”

In Washington, according to Laurie Daniel, Syrah is currently the “it” grape.

In Palate Press, Elisabetta Tosi catches up with Roberto Cipresso, one of Italy’s most fascinating winemakers.

“The wine geeks are freaking out,” says co-owner, transplanted Frenchman and recovering telecom engineer Arnaud Tronche, “but many people who come in aren’t familiar with French wines. The fun thing is to try to surprise them with something they’ll love.” Tasting Table visits New York’s hottest new spot, Racines.

In Grape Collective, Jameson Fink chats with Corin Hirsch, author of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, to find out what people drank a few hundred years ago.

Treasury Wine Estates has rebuffed a $2.85 billion takeover bid from KKR.

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