Eater on how to tell if a wine is corked. "Corked wine is a specific condition, more precisely it's wine tainted by TCA, a compound that reacts with wine and makes it taste and smell less than pleasant, ranging from a wet dog, to wet cardboard, to a beach bathroom."
The Sacramento Bee on a California wine star looking to make it big in Mexico. "Their vineyard, not expected to start yielding substantial loads of fruit for three years, is devoted principally to vermentino and grenache, both of which are thriving early on."
The San Francisco Chronicle on a new taste of Monterey. "But these winemakers are embracing more adventurous and intuitive practices and grape choices to express this place, honoring the local soils and coastal climate in new — and delicious — ways."
The Washington Post on the Supreme Court's secret to civility - good wine.
Decanter reports Château Latour owner Francois Pinault has re-named his company's Araujo Estate in California three years after buying it.
Punch on the white wines of Liguria. "Liguria’s seat at the corner of where the Alps meet the Apennines means that the grapes, in their steep, craggy vineyards, are washed over by that crisp breeze, while also warmed by the air that rises off the Mediterranean."