Daily Wine News: Praise for Bordeaux

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bordeaux-wine-cork-984x500Tom Hyland sings the praises of 2014 Bordeaux in Wine-Searcher. “Perhaps the best news is that it’s not just the red wines from Bordeaux that were successful in 2014, as the dry whites – and especially the Sauternes – are first-rate.”

“If you want to learn about wine, don’t become a Certified Sommelier,” says Courtney Schiessl, who recommends other paths to learning about wine in VinePair.

Something about New Zealand wine clicked for Andrea Frost when she visited the country’s wine regions. “To appreciate New Zealand wine, you have to accept beauty and violence as equal players in the one short narrative. You have to accept the world is a series of random smashes and opportunities. New valley floors, new vineyards, new ways to see your life.”

In Decanter, Chris Mercer reports on the court hearing of a member of an organized fraud ring that sold 400 bottles of fake Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines between 2012 and 2014.

In Vinous, Ian D’Agata gets to know decades of Cantina Terlano Pinot Bianco Vorberg wines, tasting all the way back to the 1959 vintage.

Carrie Omegna of Seattle’s The Walrus and the Carpenter talks to Wine & Spirits Magazine about well-aged muscadet and fresh cabernet franc blanc.

Joe Roberts shares his thoughts on the 2017 SVB Wine Report.

Jen Ortiz tastes “The Bachelor” wine portfolio and offers her thoughts in Marie Claire.

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