Daily Wine News: Serge Hochar

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Serge Hochar (Wikipedia).

Serge Hochar (Wikipedia).

While on vacation in Mexico, Serge Hochar of Chateau Musar suffered a fatal accident. He was 74. Jancis Robinson pays tribute.

When it comes to the northern Rhone, Eric Asimov thinks “the best combination of value and distinctiveness is currently found in St.-Joseph.” That’s why it’s the focus of his latest wine school.

“These so-not-snobby sommeliers are just as smart about wine as their suited-up forebears—and won’t make you feel clueless for not knowing a Verdicchio from a Vermentino.” In Bon Appetit, Belle Cushing profiles “6 sommeliers to watch in 2015.”

“We’ve even got single diners at the bar with bottles of Champagne. That’s pretty badass, right?” In Food & Wine, Ray Isle chats with Corkbuzz’s Laura Maniec, who “offers every excuse you need to drink more Champagne.”

In GQ, Jamie Chung raises a glass to “Champagne That Doesn’t Suck.” Chung praises the wines of Cedric Bouchard, Christophe Mignon, and Jacquesson.

In Fast Company, Elizabeth Segran offers “At Chandon’s Strategy For Conquering The Millennial Bubbles Market.”

Alder Yarrow visits Weingut Nikolaihof, which represents “one of the pinnacles of Austrian winemaking.”

Murmur chats with Alder Yarrow about San Francisco.

Wink Lorch details “The Three Wine Events That Won’t Occur in 2015.”

Tom Wark makes “5 Predictions for Wine in 2015.”

In Grape Collective, Rachel Doob profiles Tim Hanni, MW.

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