Gothamist goes inside the LCD Soundsystem guy's new Williamsburg wine bar. "Murphy serves as Founding Partner and also did the sound engineering in the room for acoustic superiority and keeping the rock out of sleeping neighbor's ears."
The Salt Lake Tribune on 7 things wine lovers should expect at a restaurant.
The Sacramento Bee on a White Zinfandel revival in Lodi. "Similar to other vintners – such as Tegan Passalacqua of Turley Wine Cellars and Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars – McCay makes his dry, without the residual sugar that makes most white zinfandels taste sweet."
In Winesearcher the New York State Senate strikes a blow for wine retailers. "The bill prohibits the SLA from revoking or canceling or suspending the license of any wine or spirits retailer "based upon conduct which the authority determines to be in violation of the laws of another state..." unless that state determines the licensee violated its laws."
Matt Kramer in the Wine Spectator asks should wine lists include local wines.
The Guardian visits the Hunter Valley in Australia.
The Daily News says online wine sales are on the rise. "Don't wine about it: Online wine sales accounted for a mere five percent of global sales of whites, reds and roses last year — but are expected to rise sharply, according to a study released Monday at France's Vinexpo wine fair."
In The Drinks Business Aurelio Montes is planning to develop a vineyard near Machu Picchu.
Wine Enthusiast picks the top wine apps.