Eric Asimov in the New York Times offers his top 10 list for 2015. "A few years ago, I never imagined I would fall in love with a Vermont wine. But that was before I read Deirdre Heekin’s heartfelt book, “An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir,” about her efforts to produce wine from hybrid grapes in the heart of northern New England."
The Wall Street Journal looks at the best wine shops in Napa. "Like 750 Wines, K. Laz Wine Collection isn’t really about selling wine—bottles in the shop have no price tags—but about guided tastings."
Conde Nast Traveler on how to pack wine in your suitcase. " To pack one bottle, simply stuff it in one of the socks (you want a pair long enough that the bottle fits completely, ideally with a bit of excess sock at the top), wrap the second sock around the neck of the bottle (which is the part that’s easiest to break in transit), and then roll the whole thing in your scarf."
Vice on why you should drink wine with Korean food instead of beer. "As a general rule of thumb, Renaud suggests looking for wines that have even the slightest amount of citrus elements in them."
Business Insider on gifts for wine lovers.
The Mirror reports that a glass of wine a day will reduce your chance of dying from demetia. "plishy splashy: Red wine could have many health benefits
It's already believed to cut the risk of stroke and heart disease - and now scientists say drinking a glass of wine a day may cut the risk of dying from dementia."
Punch asks where are all the rebel women winemakers. "The same is true of a new generation of young women who have emerged as thought leaders in their respective regions—Arianna Occhipinti in Vittoria, Angela Osborne in the Santa Barbara Highlands, Elisabetta Foradori in Trentino, among others. They too tend not to attract the same sort of rebel narrative that their male counterparts do."
Amazon has rolled out one hour wine delivery in New York reports The Drinks Business. "The online retail giant first announced it was offering one-hour delivery in the USA on beer, wine and spirits through its fastest delivery service, Prime Now in August. The $7.99 service delivers from 8am to midnight, seven days a week."
Le Pan on the new face at Chanel's new Brodeaux Chateaux.