Daily Wine News: American Pinot

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-04-2012

Starring in The Billionaire's Vinegar?

The Billionaire’s Vinegar is on its way to the big screen – and Brad Pitt is slated to star!

Pancho Campo, who came under intense scrutiny late last year in the scandal that became known as “CampoGate,” has resigned from the Institute of Masters of Wine.

In Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages, Jay McInerney writes about dining out in Chicago.

In WineReviewOnline, W. Blake Gray profiles Sashi Moorman, who makes wine for four wineries in the Lompoc winemaking ghetto.

Joe Roberts heads to New York for the In Pursuit Of Balance tasting, and is most impressed with the wines of Raj Parr, head sommelier at the Michael Mina restaurant group.

“Planting vines in the cool, high altitude Santa Cruz Mountains is a quixotic endeavor. Trying to grow and make great wine out of notoriously fickle Pinot Noir in these climes is particularly challenging.” Richard Jennings looks at the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

“It’s also one of the few wine regions I’ve come across that seems to have entirely avoided the ‘Parker effect.’” Lesley Trites offers a primer on the wines of The Jura.

Speaking of The Jura, Panos Kakaviatos reports: “A 240-year-old bottle of Vin Jaune will be auctioned next month with a £30,000 estimated hammer price.” (That’s about $48,500.)

To follow up on his recent essay in the San Francisco Chronicle detailing Francis Ford Coppola’s restoration of Inglenook, Jon Bonné shares a few more thoughts on his blog.

In Palate Press, Craig Pinhey offers some musings on how Napa Cab has changed over the years.

Talia Baiocchi wonders if beer sommeliers are the next big thing.

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