CNN reports on an advocate for wine in India. "Interestingly, Indians -- for the moment, at least -- prefer to drink Indian wines. In Holland's report, 82% of those surveyed had consumed domestic wines in the past six months, while just 24% reported having drunk French varieties and 20% Australian."
Decanter on Barbaresco. "A disappointing vintage overall, although Treiso stood out."
The Drinks Businessreports that Sotheby's is auctioning the collection of Robert Parker's closest friend. "
Parker, a close friend of Smith, said: “Park Smith has been a dear friend and mentor for over three decades. We met because of his passion for wine, and when I was invited to his home for a tasting, I was astonished by the depth, provenance, beauty, and diversity of his wine collection."
Seven Fifty takes a look at private label wines. "According to some estimates, retailers’ margins on private-label wines are as much as double those of branded wines."