Wine news March 11, 2016

The Detroit Free Press on a Michigan wine served at the White House. "Chateau Chantal's 2013 ice wine will be served along with a menu that includes Alaskan halibut casseroles, a roasted apricot galette with Appalachian cheese and baby lamb chops with Yukon potato Dauphinoise."

AOL News on what wine terminology. "The skin and seeds of grapes that give red wine structure are called tannins."

Eric Asimov in the New York Times on Eli Zabar's wine cellar. "Mr. Zabar said he never intended to go into the wine business. He opened his wine shop in 2002, he said, as a convenience to his wine-drinking customers at Eli’s Market on Third Avenue, so he could offer one-stop shopping."

Decanter reports that wine scammer Rudy Kurniawan's stake Burgundy vineyard stake has been sold by the US Government. "Etienne de Montille confirmed to that he and his family have bought Kurniawan’s former stake in the Burgundy vineyard venture for around $726,000."

W. Blake Gray on finding good wines in California's Central Valley.