Wine news January 23, 2015

The Wine Enthusiast provides wine cellaring tips.

Decanter reports that financial pressures are forcing sales in California's Paso Robles. Business Insider reports that Harvard has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in Paso Robles.

W. Blake Gray in Winesearcher looks at Oregon which makes the most expensive wine the US on average.

Bloomberg on why Bordeaux is illiquid and other wine investment hazards.

The Daily News reports that US is the largest wine consuming country by volume, Italy by capita.

The Drinks Business reports on a synthetic alcohol created by a professor at London's Imperial Collage that prevents hangovers. The Drinks Business also reports on a new sparkling wine called 9Months marketed at pregnant women.

Fox News talks to sommelier Laura Maniec.

Dr. Vino looks at the growth in wine auction business in 2014.

Tom Wark on the key message behind the new Direct Shipping Report. "What didn’t get reported is a very important conclusion based on both these figures: If in 2015 we see similar, or even more conservative increases in sales in both the off-premise wine market and winery to consumer shipping channel, then direct wine shipments will represent 25% of the size of the entire off premise shipping channel for domestic wines."