Daily Wine News: Greek Revival

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 06-14-2012

“Greece’s financial woes have thrust the country into the news lately. But amid the noise over that turmoil, Greece’s winemakers are quietly producing wines that are better than ever.” So contends Laurie Daniel in the San Jose Mercury News.

France’s first sparkling wine came from Limoux — not Champagne. And now, the region is “fighting its corner with an offer of quality sparkling wines at affordable prices.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre writes about Francis Ford Coppola’s efforts to “revive” the Inglenook name.

On Twitter, Tyler Colman highlights an Agence France Presse report that “four executives at Labouré-Roi, a Burgundy negociant, have been detained on wine fraud allegations.”

At the “Judgment of Princeton” — a wine competition hosted by the American Association of Wine Economists — “New Jersey wines made a terrific showing against their French competitors.”

Steve Heimoff offers some interesting commentary on Randall Grahm’s “possibly mad” effort to hybridize vinifera grapes at a vineyard in San Juan Bautista.

In the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Dan Berger offers some thoughts on how winemakers might succeed with Syrah.

Think you have what it takes to become a Master of Wine? Think again.

Grape Radio chats about family and wine with Laurent Drouhin of Maison Joseph Drouhin.

Time is running out! Terroirist is giving away a handcrafted wine rack!

Comments (1)

  1. Re: the “Judgment of Princeton” – Jonah Lehrer has a provocative piece in The New Yorker about what this means for our ability to perceive differences in wine:

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/frontal-cortex/2012/06/wine-taste.html