Joe Roberts (aka 1WineDude) highlights a new report from the Center for Wine Economics that looks at the rising sugar levels of California’s wine grapes. While it’s hard to prove a direct correlation, Joe (and the study’s authors) wonders about the link between “Parker Effect” and rising alcohol levels.
Wine geeks have been digging Italian whites for a while now. Eric Asimov spills the secret, paying special attention to Fianos from Campania.
Dave McIntyre declares: “Rosé is the ultimate summer wine: a cold remedy for the heat of the blazing sun, able to lift our spirits from beneath a heavy blanket of humidity. From now through September, our refrigerators should never be devoid of rose.” Agreed!
Dr. Vino reports that New York State Rep. Robin Schimminger has introduced a bill that would require restaurants and retail shops to source all their wine from a “primary source” (aka, a distributor). Hey, distributor/wholesaler lobby: Why do hate wine consumers so much?