Joss Fowler, who works on the fine wine team at Berry Bros & Rudd, recalls the first time he ever tasted a First Growth Bordeaux — a 1988 Mouton Rothschild. It was quite expensive, so afterwards, he “filled the empty bottle with a ‘Petite Recolte de Nicolas.’”
In Pennsylvania, the House Liquor Control Committee “approved a bill to allow out-of-state wineries to ship their wines directly to Pennsylvania purchasers.” Of course, the fight for wine freedom is far from over – Pennsylvania remains a control state, and consumers remain prohibited from purchasing wine from out-of-state retailers.
Over at Wine Enthusiast, Bill Harlan tells Steve Heimoff about his latest project.
In SONOMA, David Bolling pens a heart-warming story on the unlikely friendship of Steve Ledson and 17-year-old Lyle Toombs.
Paul Gregutt contends that Viognier is the “12th man of grapes.”
In the San Jose Mercury News, Laurie Daniel writes about wines that aren’t from California.
Summer rosés! TimeOut New York highlights several “blush-hued bottles for your next park picnic, backyard BBQ or rooftop party.”