Wine news March 13, 2015

The Wine Enthusiast on Sicily's top wine regions.

Priorat is facing a shortage of grapes reports Decanter.

In Bloomberg, Pernod Ricard is turning to social media to boost sales. “Millennials want to do something meaningful, more than climb the corporate ladder, and we’re supporting that.” 

Wines and Spirits pick their best New York State wines.

Winefolly on Gewürztraminer.

Forbes asks are the best wines dry farmed.

In Punch revitalizing a Sake tradition with flower yeasts. "Only 80 years ago, there were approximately 4,000 sake breweries across Japan, the bulk of them family-run operations. Today, Professor Kazuoka estimates there are perhaps 1,200 breweries certified to make sake, but that only 800 or 900 of those actually still do."

Will Lyons in The Wall Street Journal asks can Brunello match the charms of Bordeaux? "In Montalcino, as with the majority of wine regions across Europe, growers have been describing the 2010 season as nearly perfect."

Also in The Wall Street Journal a husband imports wine, his wife runs a cheese shop. "The first leap into small-business ownership came in 2011, when Mr. Riahi started Riahi Selections, a wine-importing company specializing in small estates and producers. He is a one-man sales team and she provides back office support."

Time Magazine asks should you drink red wine? "At 125 calories for a five-ounce pour, it’s a lighter choice than beer and mixed drinks, says Julia Zumpano, a dietitian at Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute. And yes, it’s got more antioxidants, too—including resveratrol, that famous compound billed as the miracle in chocolate and vino."