“No thanks to the publications that push high scores like meth dealers.” Alfonso Cevola writes a blistering indictment of wine reviews — and explains why Italy so often produces wines that are can provide a “wholesome, delicious experience.”
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Janet Fletcher writes about a recent visit to Corsica, which was recently called the “most exciting wine region in France” by La Revue du Vin de France.
According to research conducted by Dr. Lucia Albino Gilbert, professor of psychology at Santa Clara University, “the wines from California wineries having lead women winemakers are more highly acclaimed in comparison to those of their male counterparts.”
In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre explains “what makes muscadet special.”
In the Miami Herald, Fred Tasker looks at some of the “legitimate tricks [that] growers and winemakers use” to shape Chardonnay.
A group of Canadian researchers claims that they’ve created “a genetically-modified yeast that eliminates the culprits” of allergic reactions to alcohol that can cause some “people to turn bright red, induce migraines, headaches and nausea, have heart palpitations and break out in rashes.”
In Palate Press, W. Blake Gray writes about a recent trip to Santorini, where “there are no bad wineries.” Meanwhile, on his blog, Gray suggests that young female enologists are taking over the winemaking community in Santorini.
The Drinks Business reports on a shocking claim: “Addressing attendees of the Fine & Rare Specialist course at Vienna’s Palais Coburg earlier this month, the head of Sotheby’s wine department said that current allegations concerning counterfeiting were ‘the tip of the iceberg.’”