Wine news May 9, 2014

Eric Asimov in the New York Times on putting a face on Pinot Blanc.

French soil consultants are making a difference at East Coast wineries, reports The Washington Post.

In Forbes Katie Kelly Bell on aiClos de la Tech a Pinot Noir that sports a semi-conductor on the label.

W. Blake Gray on judging wine competitions.

Jamie Goode on how to be a good professional drinker.

In the Wall Street Journal a fresh take on California wines.