Daily Wine News: Coming to Dinner

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-29-2010

Thomas Keller. Uploaded to flickr by arnold | inuyaki.

For Christmas, buy your hairdresser a “light, gulpable wine like a dry rosé. It’s versatile and fuss-free — a great quaff for your coif.” Wine writer Natalie MacLean explains what bottles to purchase for the 10 toughest people on your holiday shopping list.

The French Laundry visits Hong Kong for four days. Price tag for dinner? $835, without wine. Anyone want to take me?

Veritas, the wine-centric restaurant in New York’s Flatiron district which closed this summer, reopens tomorrow. And it’s cheaper than it used to be — the menu is now a la carte. I’d like to eat there, too.

Why do 8 percent of people get sneezy and stuffed up after drinking wine? Glycoproteins. The headaches, though, should still be blamed on the booze.

Maryland moves a bit closer to legalizing direct shipping. Let’s hope this effort succeeds.

Randall Grahm looks at terroir.

About half of all wine in Russia is fake! Looks like the Russians need a Bill Koch.

An inspiring article on some garagistes in Vancouver.

Mike Steinberger brings attention to some niche wine websites. Terroirist isn’t mentioned, mainly because we don’t have a niche.

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