If you haven’t made Mike Steinberger’s WineDiarist.com part of your daily reading, do so now! It’s a real blog — he actually posts new content just about every day. Over the past week, he has praised Jancis Robinson for suggesting that wine writers should hold off on releasing their en primeur scores until after the wineries have set prices, brought attention to the Geoffrey Roberts Award, and highlighted a hard hitting letter from Michel Bettane to the Bordeaux trade group “denouncing the en primeur charade.”
On Monday, Eric Asimov wrote about the wines of Alto Adige, a wine region in Northeast Italy. On Tuesday, Talia Baiocchi covered the wines of Emilia-Romagna, a different wine region in Northeast Italy. According to Baiocchi, “Italy’s march of wine progress has finally made inroads to Emilia-Romagna.”
In Tennessee, lawmakers opened debate on a bill that would allow the sale of wine in grocery stores.
Meanwhile, in Maryland, a bill that would have legalized corkage has failed.
On the website for Time, Brad Tuttle writes about 90+Cellars, a new “winemaker without a winery,” as Terroirist Robby Schrum dubbed Cameron Hughes and Banshee Wines earlier this year. The company, created by a Boston entrepreneur, was recently featured in a Boston Globe story that included a blind tasting.
A week in the life of Ray Isle, executive wine editor at Food & Wine. His life is not indicative of other wine writers!