Wine news September 29, 2014

In the San Francisco Chronicle Jon Bonné reflects on a wine industry conference where one presenter posed that "craft beer and cocktails have become serious competition for wine." And as the counter attack, "vodka Chardonnay" anyone?

Following in the footsteps of Jancis Robinson declaring a NY retailer the world's best, The Wall Street Journal declares New York the world's greatest wine city.

Jancis Robinson explores the wine shops of Paris.

In the Seattle Times Red Mountain grapes lure Duckhorn to Washington.

In the Washington Post, Riesling's an Oktoberfest friendly wine.

In the New York Times Tuscan winemakers protest soil preservation plan.

Treasury Wines reject two take-over bids reports Bloomberg on Treasury shares slumping.

Forbes on Alto Adige and the wonder of hillside wines.

Ningxia in China is producing some of the country's best wines reports Winesearcher.

Does objective wine tasting exists for critics ponders Andrew Jefford in Decanter.

S. Irene Virbila in the Los Angeles Times on wine in kegs.

Alfonso Cevola on the nature of being Sicilian in the wine business.