“If there is one investment that has more to do with the heart than the head, it’s vineyards.” In the New York Times, Paul Sullivan dedicates his latest “Wealth Matters” column to the lure of winemaking for those with money to burn.
Despite “rampant unemployment and the prospect of an economic collapse… the rejuvenation of the Spanish wine industry that began in earnest after Franco continues.” So contends Eric Asimov in his latest column.
In her latest Financial Times column, Jancis Robinson writes about a recent trip to Madeira – and explains why she’d bring the island’s wines to a desert island.
In the International Herald Tribune, Eric Pfanner explains why he has “no hesitation about recommending 2009s from lower down the Bordeaux hierarchy, the so-called Crus Bourgeois.”
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague explores whether women have superior palates to men. Jezebel, unsurprisingly, takes issue with the piece.
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné asserts that rosé has “managed to develop into something a touch more serious” over the past few years. Elsewhere, he offers his rosé suggestions from more than 100 samples.
In Washington State, a new AVA is in the works.
Dr. Vino poses an interesting question: “Why can crappy beer be so refreshing while crappy wine is always so… horrible?”