Wine news March 4, 2015

In Bloomberg Cape Town's vineyards threatened by fire.

Amar'e Stoudemire has stopped taking wine baths reports the Dallas Morning News. "Stoudemire’s process of soaking himself in a tub of red wine has ended. Since moving to Dallas he can’t find a place that offers it."

Forbes asks what does 100 point score really mean? "But, for everyday living, those wines floating in the 88/89/90 range should probably merit more of your attention, especially if you are buying wine to pop and pour."

The Sacramento Bee profiles Handley Cellars in Anderson Valley.

The Guardian talks to Isabelle Legeron about natural wines.  "Perhaps the greatest difference, Legeron concludes, is that in a conventional wine, “The bulk of the work comes after the harvest, in the production process: how much of this you add, how much of that you do. With a natural wine, it’s in the farming."

In Punch Jennifer Fielder asks what is a wine bar?

The Drinks Business on a new study that says wine makes you more attractive. "The study found that those who had consumed one drink appeared more attractive to the majority of would-be suitors than those who had opted for a second drink, or were completely sober."

Winesearcher on weird wine laws.

Decanter on English wine estates bid to create Sussex appellation.