Together with Zachy’s Wine and Liquor, Palate Press is helping raise money for the “Find Lauren Fund” to help Robert and Charlene Spierer find their daughter, who disappeared from Indiana University in June.
Yesterday, Robert Parker announced that “The Wine Advocate has engaged the law firm of Cozen O’Connor to conduct an investigation to determine whether our strict policy of independence in the review and tasting of wines for publication in The Wine Advocate or posting on eRobertparker.com was compromised.”
“Until port and table wine can be put on an equal fiscal footing, life may get still harder for those eking out a living on the lonely Douro terraces.” In his latest Decanter.com column, Andrew Jefford asks what’s going on in Douro.
In the New York Post, James Covert profiles John Kapon, owner of AckerMerrall&Condit. This year, his wine events are on track “to rake in $110 million in revenue… [which] will make Acker the first wine auctioneer to cross the $100 million mark.”
In the Napa Valley Register, Dan Berger remembers wine writer Robert Lawrence Balzer, who recently died at the age of 99.