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Understanding the role of malolactic fermentation in winemaking.
A mini profile of Robert Sands, president and CEO of Constellation Brands.
TV & WineThe Editors on 2/27/2015
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Wine NewsChristopher Barnes on 2/27/2015
Food and Wine on how to talk like a Master Sommelier. "What’s the best way to sound like a wine expert, even if you aren’t? I always say, if you don’t know anything about wine, pick up a glass, swirl it, say, “Yes,” sort of thoughtfully, swirl it again and say, “Hmm—no,” then swirl it again and say, “Well, maybe.” Then put the glass down and walk away."
Treasury Wines marketing strategy appears to be working reports The Wall Street Journal. Operating profit rose 69% as they focused on marketing their premium brands and offered deep discounts on wine fridges.
Medical Daily says the health benefits of wine don't make up for all the other unhealthy things you do. "In terms of polyphenols, red wine doesn’t beat out apples or almonds, spinach or strawberries, black olives or blackberries."
On Babble, I could parent without wine but I don't really want to. "When Mommy is happy, everyone else might not be happy, but there’s a much better chance of it then when I’m not."
Pennsylvania is voting on privatizing State Liquor Stores reports Wines and Vines.read more »
Wine PeopleRachael Doob on 2/26/2015
Responses to the news that after 37 years Robert Parker Jr. will no longer report on Bordeaux en primeur. read more »
Wine TermsRachael Doob on 2/26/2015
Understanding the role of malolactic fermentation in winemaking. read more »
Wine newsChristopher Barnes on 2/26/2015
Winemakers discuss vintage variation in Washington State from Wines and Vines.
Wine and Spirits profiles Michaël Engelmann, MS, of NYC’s The Modern on Value and Mullineux.
Palate Press on how the France and Italy approach selling to the US and China differently.
Bloomberg on how to find Prosecco that isn't terrible.
Neal Martin promises a "more funky" approach to en primeur following Robert Parker Jr. announcement that he will not report on Bordeaux after 37 years reports The Drinks Business, Decanter and Winesearcher. According to Parker, Martin is the "new Sheriff of Nottingham."read more »
Bill Ward on the evolution of the California Garagistes. read more »
Wine NewsChristopher Barnes on 2/25/2015
Tim Akin in Winesearcher says the hype for 2010 Brunello is justified.
A weak Euro boosts Bordeaux's prospects reports The Drinks Business.
Bloomberg on US demand driving wine growth as China slows.
Alice Feiring sees a missed opportunity on the New York Times winelist story. "A wine list filled with brands (think supermarkets lined with Gallos and Broncos) doesn't need a sommelier, a well chosen list filled with actual winemakers work does. If the piece had concentrated its thesis along this guiding truth, it would have made sense."
Dr. Vino looks at how Josh Jensen's Calera is dealing with drought.
Harpers.co.uk looks at a report that says online and convenience shopping are the two channels wine producers will need to focus on in the major global markets.
Golf Digest reports that golf instructor Butch Harmon has entered the wine business joining a long list of golf professionals including Ernie Els, Greg Norman, David Frost, Cristie Kerr, Luke Donald, Annika Sorenstam and Jack Nicklaus.read more »
Winemaker InterviewsChristopher Barnes on 2/24/2015
Count Sebastiano Capponi talks Silence of the Lambs, historical conflicts with the French and Chianti Classico. read more »
Wine NewsChristopher Barnes on 2/24/2015
James Beard Foundation releases list of semi-finalists reports Wine Enthusiast.
Winesearcher profiles Oregon's Eyrie Vineyards.
The Drinks Business on wine's struggles to reach younger drinkers.
Bloomberg on the world's next big wine regions. Virginia, Southern England?
Alder Yarrow admits he isn't too keen on Bordeaux.
W. Blake Gray says wine under $10 sucks and youngsters and drinking more interesting craft beers and ciders at that price. " Maybe today's craft beer-loving young Americans will discover wine when they can pay for something good."
Winefolly compares the best places to buy wine on-line.
Forbes talks to Olivier Krug about the family business.
The Wine Economist deconstructs Italian wine.
Coravin hires former Nespresso boss as new CEO.read more »
Critics' PicksRachael Doob on 2/23/2015
A look at what some of the top wine experts and sommeliers are drinking including Pax Mahle, Michael Scaffidi, Pascaline Lepeltier, Meg Maker, Paul Mabray, Julien Fayard, and Richard Betts. read more »
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