Daily Wine News: The Wonky Details

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-13-2011

The Rubicon Estate. Uploaded to flickr by Sarah_Ackerman.

On the ShipCompliant blog, Wendell Lee, the Wine Institute’s General Counsel, provides a detailed analysis of HR 1161. His  conclusion? HR 1161 “gives wholesalers a virtually open field to influence state alcohol laws which would be immune from Dormant Commerce Clause scrutiny.”

Eric AsimovJon Bonné, and Tyler Colman cover the news that Francis Ford Coppola has acquired the iconic Inglenook name that was once associated with the estate he now owns (and currently calls Rubicon).

In her latest Eater.com column on “the history — and future — of American wine,” Talia Baiocchi profiles of Chateau Montelena.

In Palate Press, Paul Mabray and the team at VinTank present their findings on 452 different wine iPhone apps – and choose 26 as the “most promising.” Though none of these 26 are perfect, they have “incredibly innovative features, powerful tool sets, and incredible potential.”

Wines & Vines reports that CrushPad is moving from Napa to Sebastiani’s 300,000-case facility in Sonoma.

The Food Network is getting into the wine business.

Jordan Mackay reports on flash sale websites in the New York Times.

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