Daily Wine News: Sancerre Satellites

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-10-2012

At a recent tasting, Eric Asimov was very impressed with several wines from “the Sancerre satellites.”

In the Wall Street Journal Europe, Will Lyons urges collectors to snap up vintage Champagnes and “squirrel them away for future consumption.”

In the Wine-Searcher Magazine, Maureen Downey examines fraud in the fine-wine industry.

Elsewhere in Wine-Searcher Magazine, an interview with Dirk Niepoort, a Portuguese winemaker “at the vanguard of moves to produce fine table wines in the Douro Valley.” Dr. Vino comments.

“We are building a new company focused on renewing the concept of making great wine for those without a winery of their own, or wishing to build a brand commercially.” So wrote Steve Ryan, a former vice president of Crushpad, in an email to Crushpad’s clients. Crushpad’s assets were purchased on Tuesday.

New to Washington wine? Tom Lee thinks you should check out Sleight of HandGramercy Cellars, and Force Majeure.

Richard Jennings writes his fourth post about his recent visit to Rioja. In a great (and highly entertaining piece), Jennings explains why a visit with Benjamin Romeo was “one of the two most unpleasant winery visits” of his life, and why a visit with Miguel Merino was so enjoyable.

In Wine & Spirits, Patrick J. Comiskey profiles the North American sources of Riesling.

In Wine Spectator, Jennifer Fielder grades “some of this season’s televisions shows on how positive their portrayal of wine drinking was.”

In his latest Playboy.com column, Joe Roberts debunks “the five biggest wine lies.”

On Conan, Steve Carell shares the news that he once worked as a “wine telemarketer.”

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