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  • Wine People

    Get Acquainted With Patrick Comiskey, Wine Critic And Author

    by Rachael Doob on 3/27/2015

    A mini profile of Patrick Comiskey - American wine critic and author. read more »

  • Winemaking

    Leading Ladies: The Wonderful Women Winemakers of Centre-Loire

    by Julie Albin on 3/27/2015

    Centre-Loire is widely considered the land of Sauvignon Blanc, and rightfully so, but there is a lot more to this region than meets the palate. read more »

  • Wine Region

    Explore Jumilla

    by Rachael Doob on 3/27/2015

    A profile of Spain's Jumilla wine region. read more »

  • Wine news

    Wine news March 27, 2015

    by Christopher Barnes on 3/27/2015

    Eric Asimov in the New York Times on a return to the classic Napa style of winemaking. "When I first visited Napa as a child in 1968, my family tasted wines made from esoteric grapes like green Hungarian and charbono. Nary a mention of cabernet."

    The next wine wine school subject from Asimov in the New York Times is Muscadet. "Yet, as has happened all around the wine-producing world, a small group of focused, quality-conscious growers and producers has fought the clichés of Muscadet by making exceptional, multidimensional wines, fascinating on many levels."

    On Eater, what's the best Kosher wine to service for passover. 

    Yahoo Travel talks to Kermit Lynch about wine regions that haven't been ruined by tourism.

    The Wine Enthusiast talks to Kate Hudson about her winery. "Winemaking is not something you do to make real money. It’s something you do because you are passionate about it."

    In Fox News people think weaker wine tastes better. "A new study conducted by Spanish neuroscientists at the Basque Center of Cognition, Brain, and Language, found that most people prefer think wine with a lower alcohol content tastes because it allows them to focus on the diverse flavor profiles of the beverage."

    Wines and Vines asks is organic viticulture a possibility in the East of the US.

    In Bloomberg Woolf Sung Founder and CEO Sebastian Woolf discusses investing in fine wine.

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  • Interview

    Rosalia Molina, Altolandon

    by Christopher Barnes on 3/26/2015

    Grape Collective talks with Rosalia Molina of Spanish winery Altolandon. read more »

  • Wine news

    Wine news March 26, 2015

    by Christopher Barnes on 3/26/2015

    Lifehacker on how wine can trigger your food allergies.

    Forbes on the world's most expensive rosé. "Nearly all of these prestige rosés were launched after 2006."

    Winefolly on the top wine producing countries in the world. Who would have thought Moldova produces more wine than New Zealand.

    W. Blake Gray points out more than 2/3 of the wines listed in the (arsenic) lawsuit are made by "certified sustainable" wineries.

    Alice Feiring tastes with and interviews Cathy Corison. "I don't think anything precludes me from being considered a 'natural' winemaker."

    Alder Yarrow comments on the recent wave of violence in Napa.

    Winesearcher investigates the Parker barrel. "Still, rumors swirl and eddy. What about the "Parker barrel", a specially prepared, forward and fruity concoction that some châteaux will prepare for the Maryland critic (it'll be the Martin barrel this year, but that's another story altogether)? Depending on who you ask, it's either a myth or it's perfectly natural."

    Jane Anson in Decanter on a fossilized grape vine from Roman times. "The vine itself almost certainly dates from Emperor Tiberius' reign over Bordeaux, around 60AD." 

    Alfonso Cevola points out some of the problems with the trade fair VinItaly. "The bathrooms are still, in large part, a disaster. They stink, the floors are urine soaked, and women still don’t have enough stalls that they have to invade the men’s room. How degrading is that to women (and men) who just need to take a pee? This is disgusting."

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  • Wine news

    Wine news March 25, 2015

    by Christopher Barnes on 3/25/2015

    Bloomberg on software entrepreneur Kevin Harvey, co-founder of Benchmark Capital, who is making Pinot Noir in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco.  

    The Australian Senate will launch an enquiry into the state of the Australian wine industry reports

    Mike Dunne of the Sacramento Bee on the 11th annual Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, which took place in February in Napa Valley. "In recent years, in reading the manuscripts, I’ve been struck by the rising number of aspiring wine writers coming from fields other than newspaper sports departments, which seem to have produced a disproportionate number of the practitioners of the craft, at least in the U.S. Today’s aspiring wine writers often have science, travel and food writing as a grounding. Some are bloggers."

    In a study shows the acid in wine can ruin tasters teeth. "New research from the University of Adelaide shows the acid in wine can make teeth vulnerable to erosion within minutes, prompting renewed calls for professional wine tasters to protect their teeth.'

    The Huffington Post on how not all wine is Vegan.

    In Reuters rosé fights for bigger market share in the US.

    In Decanter for Bordeaux 2014 US buyers are back on track.

    The Drinks Business asks is soil based bacteria the key to a wine's style?

    In Forbes James Beard Award nominees announced. asks has the bubble burst on sparkling wine?

    In I'll Drink To That a conversation with Aubert de Villaine is the director of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, in Burgundy.

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  • Monty Waldin on

    Pet Nat or Natural Fizz

    by Monty Waldin on 3/24/2015

    The most consistently fun and enjoyable “natural” wines are the semi-sparkling ones. Vivaciously fruit-driven and only lightly fizzy they are easier to drink with food than Champagne. read more »

  • Wine news

    Wine news march 24, 2015

    by Christopher Barnes on 3/24/2015

    In Business Insider 11 wines to try if you are bored of the same varietals.

    In Decanter, Scientists harness yeast to cut wine alcohol levels.

    Winesearcher asks what is the big deal about Kosher wine?

    In The Drinks Business delivery app Thirstie gets funding, expands.

    Exchange rate lessons from Australia's wine boom and bust from the Wine Economist.

    The Hosemaster pens California's letter to Jon Bonné as he leaves San Francisco for the East Coast. "You traveled all over to find the smallest people you could find, wineries with less production than the prostates of the Vienna Boys Choir, and then praised them with all of your mightiest journalistic firepower. "

    Steve Heimoff on how wine can be as cool as beer or cocktails. "Back to Parker. He knows as well as anyone that the Bordeaux, Burgundies and Californians he helped push to astronomical heights can be very difficult to suss out in blind tastings. Why some people continue to buy them is, in fact, a matter for behavioral and cognitive scientists, not wine critics."

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  • Interview

    Paul Hobbs

    by Dorothy J. Gaiter on 3/20/2015

    Paul Hobbs speaks to Dorothy J. Gaiter about Robert Parker Jr.'s influence, his new Finger Lakes project and the rise of Malbec in Argentina. read more »

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