Bloomberg recommends lesser known wine getaways for 2017. "But I try to look beyond wine cellar tastings and a chance to picnic in the vines; extra-special highlights include stunning and unusual landscapes to explore, delicious, creative, local cuisine to savor, and soothing rooms to sleep in when my taste buds need a break."
The Associated Press via the Washington Post visits the Finger Lakes. "Dr. Frank’s wines, however, stood out to us as the top of the class. We especially enjoyed the 2014 Hilda chardonnay, the 2016 dry riesling, the 2016 rose of pinot noir, the 2014 saperavi, a dry red; and the 2012 sparking blanc de noirs."
Decanter answers the question do wine legs mean better wine? "The reality is that ‘legs tell you relatively little about the wine, and nothing about the quality of what’s in the glass’."
The Drinks Business reports vintage challenges in Chile. "Weinlaub admitted that many of the Chilean wines from 2016 are “horrible” due to the aggressive botrytis."
Punch goes inside the wine cellar at New York's Babbo. "To grasp the full extent of Babbo’s legacy, it’s necessary to imagine a time before Italian wine “happened” in the United States—at least, in any meaningful sense."