Wine news March 6, 2015

TMZ reports that Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary won't invest in Yao Ming's wine because he is starting his own wine brand.

In The Wall Street Journal wine bars find their way to Brooklyn.

The Wine Enthusiast picks 12 exciting new wine regions worth trying. "Turkey has the fourth-largest vineyard acreage in the world, but only 2% of its grapes are vinified."

Palate Press reviews a year in Champagne. "Having looked forward to the release of this film for some time, I’m disappointed."

Alder Yarrow on the Siduri Wines sale to Jackson Family Wines. "The late Jess Jackson and his wife Barbara Banke, who now runs the company, have a history of acquiring brands and helping them shine, as opposed to subsuming them into mediocrity, something which can be all too common in the world of mergers and acquisitions in any industry."

Alice Feiring visits Australia. " Sublimely minimalist, the wine showed me that a revolution had indeed touched down within the Australian industry."

In wine critic Tim Atkin calls Bordeaux en primeur "out of touch."

In the New York Times, paying homage to Burgundy and Michel Lafarge. "Perhaps nobody has embodied the allure of Burgundy as well as Michel Lafarge, whose family estate in Volnay makes wines that Burgundy lovers prize for their deep, soulful beauty."

Snooth on the birth of a wine industry in Vietnam. on an Idaho winery putting wine in a beer can.

MSN uncovers that Japan has invented a wine for cats.