Eric Asimov in the New York Times on Côte Chalonnaise Reds. "If the glories of a Musigny or a Chambertin, to pick two of the greatest names, are available to only a rarefied group, premier cru wines, one step down in the terroir hierarchy, offer at least a good idea of their potential pleasures. "
Amaré Stoudemire to gives an interview to ESPN while bathing in red wine. The Washington Post gives its two cents. "Stoudemire swears by the vinous virtues of the spa therapy, having said that “it allows me to create more circulation in my red blood cells.”Which raises at least two questions: 1) If he bathed in white wine, would that help the circulation of his white blood cells, and 2) if the treatment is so effective, why has he missed 16 of the Knicks’ past 25 games?"
The Wine Enthusiast on top value Oregon Pinot Noirs.
Biondi Santi bows to the weather and cancels the 2014 vintage reports Winesearcher.
Forbes on Churchill's favorite Champagne Pol Roger.
Zachary Sussman writing in Punch on how Champagne snuck onto New York City's Italian wine lists.