Wine news November 21, 2014

The Wine Enthusiast top 100 of 2014. Ken Wright 2012 Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir gets top billing.

Factions fight over the visual landscape in Napa as a winery with a dwarf theme plans to open, reports Winesearcher.

The Drinks Business reports on a report where the world's ultra rich ($30B+) spend more than $8B on wine and spirits.

Wines and Vines reports that demand for grapes in the San Joaquin Valley is so diminished that many growers are contemplating pulling out vines for more profitable crops.

Tom Wark provides his thoughts on a decade of blogging about wine.

Jancis Robinson explores vines trunk diseases that may be worse than phylloxera.

P. Diddy looks to grow wine and spirits business reports

The Los Angeles times says to seek out grower Champagne for the holidays.

In The Wall Street Journal Will Lyons asks is betting on Bordeaux pushing you luck? "Unlike 2013, the châteaux will have a lot of wine, so in theory they could drop the price."

The South China Morning Post on the emergence of English sparkling wines. "Sparkling wines from southern England, unthought of 40 years ago, are giving Champagnes a run for their money in blind tastings."

Japanese fans enjoy wine baths on Beaujolais Nouveau day reports The Wall Street Journal.

Buzzfeed on how climate change will end wine as we know it.