In Napa, the Wall Street Journal reports, a start-up “wants to revive the practice of washing and refilling used glass wine bottles.” The reason? “Reusing a wine bottle emits 95% less carbon than recycling one… since recycled wine bottles must be melted down and re-formed before they enter the market again.” Tyler Colman (who is quoted in the WSJ article) has more commentary on his blog.
People are always asking Steve Heimoff about his “favorite wine.” He typically avoids the question — but out of curiosity, he “went into the database” to look at his highest-rated wines of 2011.
In Press of Atlantic City, Ollie Tomasello, chairman of the Garden State Wine Growers Association, explains why New Jersey’s wineries have come out in support of direct shipping. He also takes Asm. Joseph Cryan to task for lying about the issue.
Don’t friend the score, friend the preference. “Knowing the taste preferences of a wine critic… is essential to understanding their perspectives on scores and reviews.”