In the New York Times, a proper obituary of wine writer Robert Finigan.
Elsewhere in the New York Times, a piece on the increasing number of so-called premium boxed wines – with a look at the marketing efforts of Black Box.
Tyler Colman (aka Dr. Vino) offers his thoughts on the situation with Loire Valley winemaker Olivier Cousin, who is facing a large fine and possible imprisonment for upsetting the French wine authorities.
In Wine Enthusiast, Steve Heimoff explains why he thinks “Syrah may be poised for a comeback.”
As demand for Australian wine continues to decline in the United States and Britain, the Australian wine industry has intensified its efforts to win Chinese buyers.