Daily Wine News: Guthrie’s Conversion

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Tyler Colman (aka Dr. Vino) gets together with Wells Guthrie of Copain – and learns all about his conversion from “big, full-bodied” wines to lower-alcohol, more elegant ones.

En Primeur is winding down. This week, first-growth châteaus Margaux, Mouton-Rothschild, and several other prominent labels released their 2010 prices. Only châteaus Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Haut-Brion are left.

This summer, Eric Asimov has found himself “fixated on one… fairly obscure German ale that is an ideal hot-weather beer: Kölsch.”

In the Napa Valley Register, Eric Sklar of Alpha Omega explains why HR 1161 would crush consumer choice.

As the number of U.S. wine labels and the quantity of U.S. wine production both increase, the federal government’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is facing many challenges. In Wines & Vines, two interesting pieces on this story.

Wine Spectator reports that E. & J. Gallo Winery is purchasing Edna Valley Vineyard, a prominent Central Coast winery, from Diageo and Paragon Vineyard Company.

Look for China to purchase even more fine wine. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Chinese government “is considering a plan to lower tariffs on some luxury goods.” Right now, China tacks a luxury tariff of 10-30% on imported products like handbags, watches, and wine.

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