Some huge news for Terroirist: Yesterday, we were named an official finalist in the “Best New Wine Blog” category for the annual Wine Blog Awards. The final winner will be determined via a 50/50 weighting of the public vote and that of the judges. Voting ends on June 27, so when you have a minute, please consider voting for us! Winners will be announced at the North American Wine Bloggers Conference, and there are some great (and worthy) blogs in each category.
Now, onto some less more important news:
In his latest Wine Spectator column, Matt Kramer offers a few observations about “defensive wine driving” to wine newbies. Even oenophiles can benefit from this advice.
In a post about supermarket wine sales, Alder Yarrow dares New York legislators to “do the right thing by consumers and let folks buy wine the way the rest of the civilized world does.”
Tom Wark urges America’s administrators and regulators of state liquor laws to avoid chiming on HR 1161, aka the Wholesaler Protection Act.
Last month, we reported on the study from the American Association of Wine Economists that looked increasing alcohol levels in wine. And we highlighted an excellent analysis of the study from Terroirist friend Tom Natan. Yesterday, Reuters financial commentator Felix Salmon chimed in with his thoughts.
Could the future of Australia’s wine be in Tasmania?
Does the summer have you thinking about tropical drinks, check out Eric Asimov’s latest column.