Wine news November 1st, 2016

The Wall Street Journal visits a Penfolds recorking clinic. "If Mr. Gago deemed the wine worthy of re-corking, he asked its owner for permission to open the bottle. He then took a sip of the wine; if it was sound, he advised as to whether the wine should be topped with a bit of current vintage wine."

Grub Street explores Palmina Pinot Grigio and talks to wine people about Pinto Grigio. "As Chad Walsh, a prominent New York sommelier, says, “When Pinot Gris is kind of let to go a little bit in reliable hands, it can be such an interesting wine.”

SF Gate on the Arizona wine trail. "This is Arizona's first winemakers cooperative, a project that stems from Tool singer Maynard Keenan. He's also behind Caduceus Cellars, which has a tasting room about 5 miles from Clarkdale in Jerome."

ABC on how Michigan wineries are thriving. "This is their best season in over three years, and a big jump from just one year ago. "Last year we had about a 5% crop," Moersch says. "It's like we've been on a vacation with no grapes to work with." 

Winefolly on wine and cheese pairings.