Decanter has published its bi-annual “Power List of the 50 most influential figures in the international wine world.” Lucky for me, the “Amateur Wine Blogger” comes in at #16!
In the Sacramento Bee, an article on Casey Flat Ranch, a wine estate in Yolo County that’s attracting a great deal of attention. One reason for the interest — Casey Flat Ranch’s general manager and sales director is Ursula Hermacinski, the former estate manager for Screaming Eagle.
Last week, thanks to Dr. Vino, we reported on the news 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.” In the Wall Street Journal, Jay McInerney explains why this measure would “effectively end the golden age of New York wine appreciation [and] sharply reduce competition.”
More love for white wines from Italy. In the Chicago Tribune, Bill St. John writes, “Italian white wines have advanced so greatly in the last 20 years that [the] dismissal of them is both sad and mistaken.”