Wine Spectator covers the introduction of HR1161. Elsewhere, Alder Yarrow urges every wine lover to call his or her representative about HR 1161 and Dr. Vino raises the threat level. Tom Wark should be everyone’s go-to blog for this issue.
On his blog, Mike Steinberger reveals that empty bottles of 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild are fetching as much as $1500 in China. He concedes that “bubble-spotting can be tricky,” but believes that “China’s Lafite fetish sure looks irrational.” Agreed.
A great piece from Lettie Teague on Andy Beckstoffer, the “most powerful grower in Napa.”
Last year, billionaire wine collecter William Koch files a lawsuit against Christie’s, arguing that the auction house “induced” him into purchasing counterfeit wine. On Friday, a federal court dismissed the suit.
On his blog, Jon Bonné explains why alcohol labeling is a complex issue — and why he hasn’t made up his mind yet on disclosure.