Daily Wine News: Happy Buddha

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-08-2011

In an excellent post, Levi Dalton offers some great suggestions on how to navigate a restaurant wine list. Read it, re-read it, and then send it to all your friends. (H/T: Dr. Vino.)

“You can look at me as a fat old, happy Buddha,” explained Robert Parker, during a press conference at WineFuture Hong Kong.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné concludes that “Sangiovese’s beauty is alive and well in Chianti — but not without a hunt.”

“In the ‘real’ world, remember, everyone drinks. No one tastes and spits.” In his latest Dacanter.com column, Andrew Jefford explains why “tasting without drinking is… a monstrous (if inevitable) flaw in all wine criticism.” I’m not sure I agree, but he makes some good points!

In the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson explains why “raw” Sherries taste “much more alive and interesting.”

Dave McIntyre has fallen for the Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling 2010, which retails for just $20. Problem is, he can’t find it at any retailers.

In the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Bill Ward looks at the importance of wine labels.

Comments (1)

  1. I’m on board with Andrew Jefford! Why waste good wine by spitting?! Only bad wine deserves that sort of rejection.