Wine news October 27, 2014

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague on a  group of young vintner's in Burgundy that are experimenting with winemaking techniques to produce a new crop of distinctive, and very reasonably priced, Chablis.

In the San Jose Mercury News, Jessica Yadegaran gets an early start with five perfect Thanksgiving wines.

In the Sacramento Bee, Mike Dunne on an Amador couple that strives for Sangiovese success.

Jancis Robinson writes about Naked Wines.

Burgundy's school of wine and spirits sees enrollment increase over 30% reports

Forbes compares the virtues of European and American wines. "America’s great virtue in wine is consistency, but rarely brilliance, while European wines’ strength lies in their individuality, their personality."

Winefolly explains Brix.

Wines and Vines explains why direct to consumer sales is the lifeblood of wineries. Some interesting facts including 45% of Napa sales are direct.

Arkansas liquor stores join with churches to save dry counties reports Bloomberg.

The Drinks Business reports on Michel Rolland's niece, Virginie Rolland, setting up an import business in New York.

Also in The Drinks Business the wine cellar that became the air raid shelter for Mussolini is open to the public for the first time.

Winesearcher looks at global wine production levels. 

In Decanter Andrew Jefford profiles former Rugby star and now winemerchant Gérard Bertrand.

Why Mark Cuban invested $1 million in a boxed wine company on Shark Tank reported by Business Insider.