Wine news November 14, 2016

The New York Times on how senior centers are getting into wine tasting. 

Bloomberg on Somm star Dustin Wilson's new site Verve Wine. "Each customer is put through a wine-tasting Q&A session—the questions studiously avoid pretentious wine-speak—and the results are fed into a custom software program." Also check out Vice.

Jancis Robinson compares Pinot Noir from around the world. " In seeking value, the trick, as usual, is to find up-and-coming sources that have yet to establish their reputation."

In Decanter Andrew Jefford finds reasons to be cheerful about Burgundy. "The quality of 2016, thanks to a magnificent second half of the summer, will be very good indeed, and very good in a fresher and more classical manner than the richer wines of the outstanding 2015 vintage, meaning that consumers have the prospects of two great Burgundy vintages in a row, possibly outclassing the 2009/2010 pairing."

The Washington Post exposes Thanksgiving wine snobbery. "Nonsense. The turkey is just a big chicken, as they say. Whatever you drink with chicken will be just fine with the holiday bird."