Daily Wine News: “What Should I Drink?”

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-02-2021

“The question, “So, what should I drink?” seems straightforward but, like everything in wine, it contains endless variables. There aren’t categorically perfect bottles guaranteed to suit everyone all the time. Your personal tastes, budget and intentions for how, where and when you plan to drink determine what wines are best for you.” In Wine Enthusiast, Emily Saladino talks to sommelier and retailers about how they recommend wines.

Restaurant dining returns to San Francisco, but the Chronicle’s Esther Mobley has one plea: “Please, please do not BYOB. Unlike many states, California makes it very easy for people to bring their own wine to restaurants… It’s a generous thing for restaurants to allow, since many of them generate a significant portion of their income through alcohol, and letting customers bring their own wine means they may miss out on some lucrative sales. Corkage fees help compensate for some of those lost sales, but they rarely make up the difference entirely. (A possible exception to that would be the French Laundry, where corkage is $150 per bottle.)”

In New Jersey Monthly, I look at how the natural wine movement is influencing New Jersey winemakers and the wines they make.

In Food & Wine, Ray Isle highlights 61 bottles, regions, and winemakers you need to know now.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague explores the beautiful 2020 vintage for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. (subscription req.)

Cameron Douglas also offers notes on the great 2020 vintage for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in Decanter. (subscription req.)

On JancisRobinson.com, avid fan Jonathan Reeve analyses the champagne choices in the Bond-related work of Ian Fleming and Cubby Broccoli and his successors.

Comments (1)

  1. Esther Mobely’s article made for a great April Fool’s post. Fantastic spoof!

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