Daily Wine News: Dangerous Winemaking

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-04-2011

“Between bad weather and drudgery, there is another important thing to keep in mind while working in a winery: not dying.” In Serious Eats, a fascinating piece on the many dangers of winemaking. (H/T: Eric Asimov.)

Mike Steinberger offers his thoughts on the latest controversy involving Wine Advocate critic Jay Miller.

The regional wine movement is taking off. In USA Today, Washington DC sommelier Andrew Stover writes about “An American wine for every day of the week.” (H/T: Dave McIntyre, the tireless promoter of regional wines.)

It’s Chinese Food Week! In Eater, Talia Baiocchi asks four of New York’s top sommeliers about their favorite Chinese BYO spots — and what they love (and hate) to drink there.

When it comes to Pinot Noir, Tim Fish is capable of liking just about every style – “from elegant red Burgundies built for the cellar to California’s biggest fruit bombs.” Somewhere in the middle, according to Fish, “are the Pinots of Santa Lucia Highlands.”

In Spain, many winemakers are “increasingly focusing their efforts on exports,” as domestic wine sales have plummeted thanks to the economic crisis. (Unemployment in Spain stands at a whopping 22.6 percent.)

In the Wall Street Journal Europe, Will Lyons offers some tips on how to start a wine collection.

In an effort to help the Postal Service confront its massive financial crisis, lawmakers have introduced a reform package that would, among other things, allow USPS to deliver beer and wine.

Decanter reports on the “lamentable” family conflict that has engulfed renowned Spanish producer Vega Sicilia.

In New York, supermarkets can’t sell wine. So sometimes, they turn to wine product. Wow.

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