The James Beard Foundation announces the final nominees for its 2011 Awards. In the broadcast and journalism categories, GrapeRadio, Jon Bonné, Lettie Teague, Terry Theise, Jordan Mackay, and Rajat Par are nominated.
In his latest column, Eric Asimov chimes in on the “Great Pinot Noir Kerfuffle” that Adam Lee instigated at this year’s World of Pinot Noir.
In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy writes about “the small band of passionate Pinot makers championing pure fruit elegance and silky-textured finesse over gross oak and ghastly levels of alcohol.”
In Palate Press, Evan Dawson writes a great piece on the frequent accusations that some Pinot Noir producers are cutting their wines with Syrah. It generates some interesting conversation on the WineBerserkers message board.
Could big, dry reds be a fad? I don’t think so, but in Wines & Vines, Tim Patterson ponders that question with a though-provoking essay.
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné offers up the ABCs of spring drinking, covering every letter of the alphabet.