Daily Wine News: Keplinger To Bryant

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-02-2011

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For a few years now, Helen Keplinger has been known in wine-geek circles as an up-and-coming Napa Valley winemaker. Her own label, Keplinger Wines, has generated many compliments on the WineBerserkers board. Others have finally noticed — Helen has been named the new winemaker at Bryant Family Vineyard.  (H/T: Lettie Teague.)

What pairs well with a hike to the top of Mount Everest? French wine, aged parmesan, and prosciutto, of course.

Concha y Toro, the largest wine producer in Latin America, has purchased Fetzer Vineyards from the Brown-Forman Corporation.

Dr. Vino wonders if Snooth will be crushed by Google’s new algorithm.

In 2010, U.S. wine exports were up 26 percent from 2009, according to The Wine Institute.

In Britain, Nicolay Sorenson of a group called “Alcohol Concern” worries about the “normalisation of alcohol.” His beef is with the placement of wine in supermarkets, as it’s often near — you guessed it — food. Never mind the fact that wine has been around for more than 6,000 years. Or that consumers are capable of making their own decisions.

“If you like a nice vintage wine that’s been around for awhile, then we’re the band for you.” So proclaimed Jon Bon Jovi during a recent show at Madison Square Garden.

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