Wine news April 6, 2015

In The Wall Street Journal Lettie Teague asks can music change the way your wine tastes. "ut maybe because “Glory Days” isn’t one of my favorites (my tastes, Bruce-wise, tend toward “Thunder Road”), I found the music distracting. Instead of focusing on the Chablis selection, I was rifling through alternate Springsteen tunes in my head."

The Washington Post asks what did the founding fathers drink? "In the 1860s, George and John Heyser made award-winning wines near Hagerstown, including a sweet Catawba picked “after a frost” in November 1865."

Amazon's grocery service has stopped delivering beer and wine reports Engadget.

Andrew Jefford in Decanter on Gigondas.

Wines and Vines asks what is the return on investment for wineries spending on social media.

Jancis Robinson provides facts on Champagne. "At least a baked beans label gives us some clue about ingredients and a suggested ‘consume by’ date. But a typical bottle of non-vintage champagne is sold without any such guidance."