Daily Wine News: Sheeps & Wine!

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-27-2012

At Shannon Ridge Winery, reports W. Blake Gray, farm workers have been replaced by sheep!

In France, an American couple that purchased some vineyards near Uzès has renovated “an old van to use for wine-tastings at local markets.” In Epicurious, Joanne Camas chats with the couple.

Jameson Fink immerses himself in Washington Merlot.

IntoWine catches up with Joe Roberts, aka 1WineDude. It’s a fantastic interview.

Meanwhile, in Joe’s latest Playboy.com article, he offers some tips on navigating a wine list (with an assist from Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer).

On the blog for JJ Buckley, Chuck Hayward previews the 2011 Napa Vintage with a glance back at the days when California wineries sold futures.

Richard Jennings writes his second post about his recent visit to Rioja.

On Wine Terroirs, Bertrand Celce explores what you end up with when you purchase cheap supermarket rosé in France. (H/T: Eric Asimov.)

In a nice change, Steve Heimoff writes about wine! In the post, he details his 5 top-scoring wines from three popular varieties over the past several months, and finds commonalities.

Lily-Elaine Hawk prepares for IPNC with visits to Sun Chase and Gap’s Crown Vineyards in California and The Eyrie Vineyards.

The drinks business puts together a list of “the top 10 cures for alcohol induced pains.”

Serving 4 million guests from around the globe? WineSpectator has the scoop on what’s being served at the London Olympics.

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