Wine news December 24, 2014

Real estate expert says prices of Napa real estate could reach Burgundy levels reports Winesearcher.

Sound affects taste perception reports The Drinks Business.

Wines and Vines looks at alcohol reduction. "ConeTech confirms it lowers alcohol for one-fourth of California's coastal Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs."

"Champagne” should refer only to sparkling wine from Champagne, France." The Washington Post on the efforts of the Champagne Bureau.

The Los Angeles Times recommends Champagne for the holidays.

Slate looks at the growing temperatures of popular wine grapes. Pinot Noir is wine's polar bear. "Pinot noir likes to live on the edge, producing its most elegant expression when planted in warmer pockets of cooler places."

In the Sacramento Bee, Mike Dunn asks what makes a four star wine?

D Magazine profiles Alto Adige.