Daily Wine News: Kentucky’s Freedom

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Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that Kentucky’s prohibition of supermarket wine sales is unconstitutional. Hooray!

“Do wine scores move markets? The answer appears to be… And just as the structural argument can be applied to wine pricing, I propose that the often overlooked cultural argument can be used to explain why wine scores matter, and why they ultimately drive sales.” So contends Clinton Stark in Stark Insider.

Ever wonder how Masters of Wine relieve stress? Jean K. Reilly jumps out of airplanes.

According to Rick Bakas, “The Willamette Valley might have its finest vintage in modern times with the 2010 Oregon Pinot Noir vintage.”

Joe Roberts says there were four “glaring omissions” from the wine blog award finalists. On his list? Rick Bakas’ Back To Bakas, Tim Lemke’s CheapWineRatings.com, Courtney Rich’s QuitWineing.com, and Steve Heimoff.

In anticipation of the upcoming 2012 Wine Bloggers’ Conference, Palate Press chatted with three Willamette Valley vintners to get their take on “how wine bloggers are viewed by the rest of the world.”

The wine world’s favorite instagrammer, Hardy Wallace, is about to release the first vintage of Dirty and Rowdy WineSo Instagram has plugged Hardy’s effort!

Do you pick up on aromas of “licorice” in 57 percent of your favorite wines? As Tom Wark discovered, that’s the best way to impress Antonio Galloni’s palate.

“Jacques-Antoine Granjon has made millions selling high fashion at cut-rate prices online. Now, the French entrepreneur with a rock-star-like image… wants to do the same with wine.” Bloomberg News profiles Granjon’s Vente-Privee.com, the online retailer which has become the largest online wine retailer in France.

A great headline: “Drinking wine helps women to keep their figure.”

Over on Forbes.com, a great review of Vivino, a wine app for “normal people.”

Comments (1)

  1. Thanks for the shout, David.