Eric Asimov's New York Times wine school evaluates Rosso di Montalcino. "They will be cheaper. They will not have the depth of Brunello, but they can be delicious everyday reds." He also wraps up wine school on value Bordeaux.
The Drinks Business reports that "one of Tuscany’s oldest and most revered wine families, the Frescobaldis, have sold their Villa Bibbiani estate to an unnamed American tycoon for £8.7 million."
Seven Fifty Daily on maverick winemaker Eric Texier's unusual sales strategy. "Unless, that is, you are Eric Texier, in which case your online presence consists of a single web page bearing only 12 words, an email address, phone number, and a photo of an old green office chair sitting in a woebegone alley."