Last week, we learned that Terroirist is 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 — and voting ends today!
When people like Mike Steinberger argue “that California used to do better,” they’re talking about wines from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. A few weeks ago, Steinberger attended a tasting of “some legendary Napa cabernets from the 1970s.” His write-up of the event is great.
In the Los Angeles Times, Patrick Comiskey explains why “this time of year, a bubbly rosé is the go-to drink for picnic or poolside.”
On his blog, Tom Wark looks at the incredible growth of Petite Sirah over the past 15 years – and tries to figure out what’s behind the success story.
Last week, according to the Allied Grape Growers, Constellation Wines offered a record $250 per ton for Thompson Seedless grapes, the most widely planted variety of vinifera grapes in the United States. If you’ve never seen “Thompson Seedless” on a wine label, that’s because the grapes are typically used to make raisins. I suppose this means they’re also blended into large-production white wines. (H/T: W. Blake Gray.)