Daily Wine News: @GaryVee Bids Farewell to @DailyGrape

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Gary Vaynerchuk bids farewell to regular wine video.

Yesterday, Gary Vaynerchuk announced his retirement from producing regular wine video content. I was a huge fan of both WineLibraryTV and the Daily Grape, so I’m sad to see him go. Dr. Vino has more, and wonders what “Gary’s departure mean for wine video.” Many will be asking that question.

When Italian artist-turned-wine-merchant Piero Lugano wanted to start producing sparkling wine from indigenous varieties grown in vineyards overlooking the Golfo Paradiso, he encountered a problem of space — he simply didn’t have any. So he turned to the sea. And it worked.

Gilt Groupe, the online flash sale site, has launched Gilt Wine. Wall Street Journal wine writer Jay McInerney is impressed.

Lettie Teague falls head over heels for the wine list at Passionfish in Pacific Grove, California. (As loyal readers surely know, we interviewed Passionfish sommelier Jannae Lizza earlier this year.)

Wine Spectator sits down with Michael Bublé to chat about wine.

The Sonoma Police Department and the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control have teamed up to crack down on wineries that pour tastings for teenagers. You know, because so many teens are itching for $40/bottle Pinot Noir and Grenache. After all, California’s tax dollars are in abundant supply — and this is an important priority.

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