“For too long, seasonal drinking has been considered a matter of color: reds for the cold; rosés and whites for the heat. Similar rules hold with beer.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov rewrites the rules of summertime drinking.
According to Tim Ferguson, New York restaurateur Paul Grieco has fallen for New Zealand Riesling.
In the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson profiles Nicolas Potel’s “Collection Bellenum,” which promises “a treasure trove for Burgundy lovers without a well-stocked cellar of their own.”
Bank Atcharawan, the legendary manager of Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas, announces his departure on Facebook.
In Palate Press, W. Blake Gray details an accidental discussion with eight Santa Barbara County winemakers “about that perennial favorite topic in California, alcohol level.”
Jeff Siegel details “five of the most annoying [wine] facts that really aren’t.”
In the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Gil Kulers profiles Jacob Gragg of Aria, the city’s newest Advanced Sommelier.
From the New York Times travel section, “36 Hours in Napa Valley.”
Wine Spectator shares all James Molesworth’s scores from his 2011 Bordeaux barrel tastings.
“Wine industry economics in California have changed dramatically in the last year… as more wine producers realize the marketplace for grapes and wine in bulk won’t be large enough to keep pace with sales of finished wine.” In the North Bay Business Journal, a look at the various strategies California’s growers and vintners will employ to combat the wine grape shortage.
Decanter has announced the launch of DecanterChina.com, a new Chinese language website.