In the New York Times musician Rob Moose likes wine. "The stash in his Harlem apartment constitutes less than a 10th of his wine holdings, which he estimates at 500 bottles. The rest are stored off-site, at a climate-controlled warehouse in White Plains that delivers by refrigerated truck with 48 hours’ notice, and in a EuroCave wine cabinet that he bought secondhand at a Salvation Army store and keeps at his parents’ house in rural Pennsylvania."
The New York Post on the Santa Maria Valley.
The Washington Post says mead is not just for renaissance festivals anymore. "Nationally, mead is on the rise: According to a report issued this past spring by the American Mead Makers Association, sales grew 84 percent from 2012 to 2014, and production increased 128 percent from 2013 to 2014. The association reported that 42 new meaderies opened across America in 2014, “with many more in the planning stages across nearly every state.”
Harpers.co.uk report that Steven Spurrier of the Judgment of Paris fame is to have his Bride Valley English wine imported into the US.
I'll Drink to That talks to Dorothy Tchelistcheff, the widow of reknowned Napa winemaker André Tchelistcheff.
The Drinks Business on the top 10 countries that import to China.
In Decanter Andrew Jefford talks to Philippe Guigal. "Guigal vineyard workers need to be mountaineers. “One worker can look after 15 ha in Bordeaux, and 5 ha in a Burgundy Grand Cru. Here an outstanding vigneron could manage 2 ha at the very most.”