Bloomberg reports that Bordeaux are jacking the prices up for the 2015's. "Haut Bailly, a grand cru classe in Pessac Leognan south of the city, will charge 66 euros ($74) a bottle, an increase of 53 percent relative to its 2014 wines, according to Liv-ex."
A wine and yoga retreat in Tuscany via the Daily Mail. "Elisa Sesti, who runs the Sesti estate, said: 'Sesti is a family run estate with layers of history. Visiting us here to eat and drink will bring a greater understanding of this magical liquid, which we have been making for thousands of years."
Money Magazine on six great wine trips.
Andrew Jefford in Decanter on how terroir is defined in Bordeaux and Burgundy. "It doesn’t hold, though, in the Médoc – where you’ll find no official recognition for any terroir unit smaller than the commune (in fact a political unit, often of a thousand hectares or more)."
The Drinks Business on a cat winebar in Denver. "In order for the Denver Cat Bar to become a reality, the project needs to raise $60,000. If you’re interested in donating to the cause, you can do so here."
Jancis Robinson on why rosé is a great food wine. "In my recent tastings of the current crop of rosés, that category of wine that has definitively come out of the closet marked unfashionable, I am increasingly enthusiastic about a subset of pink wines that are bone dry, fairly assertive and not too light to stand up to a wide variety of different foods."