Today, according to Jancis Robinson, “Michel Chapoutier, together with Caroline Frey of Paul Jaboulet Aîné and the mayor of Tain l’Hermitage, will meet representatives of the French engineering company ITAS TIM to try to persuade them to abandon plans to erect an 18-metre TV mast just behind the chapel on the world-famous hill of Hermitage that dominates the Rhône Valley above the town of Tain.”
“Rarely, if ever, has a grape capable of more than the occasional thrill met with such indifference in the market.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Patrick Comiskey writes about the constant struggle faced by Rhone varietal producers.
In the Wall Street Journal Europe, Will Lyons explains why “a glass of chilled Gewürztraminer is exactly what the palate craves” this time of year.
On Eater.com, Talia Baiocchi writes about The Vegas Wine Scene. Her sources are comprised of the city’s own sommeliers.
Alder Yarrow writes about the wines of top Austrian producer Weingut Franz Hirtzberger.
“The fact Lot18 is actually evolving and willing to make these tough decisions means they are thinking about the markets and adapting. That’s a good thing.” Rob McMillan of Silicon Valley Bank writes about “The Mystery Surrounding Lot18′s UK Closure.”
In Palate Press, Meg Houston Maker explains how she selected wines for her 25th college reunion.
In Virginia, Total Wine is pushing to privatize liquor sales.