This April in Douro, the Fladgate Partnership, which owns Croft, Fonseca and Taylor’s port houses, declared 2009 a vintage year. Meanwhile, Symington family estates, which owns Cockburn’s, Dow’s, Graham’s and Warre’s, has not declared the vintage. Will Lyons tastes and reports.
Donald Hess, founder of the Hess Collection, has announced his retirement after more than 50 years at the helm of his family’s portfolio. The Hess Collection’s seven wineries – Hess, Artezin, Sequana, Peter Lehmann, Glen Carlou, Colomé, and Brancaia — span four continents.
On Friday, the James Beard Foundation honored “Ruth Bourdain” — the made-up mash-up of culinary icons Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain — with its first ever award for humor writing. Is Bobby Parkerchuk next?!
“HR 1161 is bad for consumer choice, bad for the nation’s 7,000 wineries and thousands of retailers. It’s also bad for breweries and distilleries. Please convey your opposition to your US congressional representatives today.” Bonnie Lewis, in the Tucson Citizen. Amen.
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