Daily Wine News: An Open Letter

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-04-2012

In an excellent interview, IntoWine sits down with San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné.

Matt Kramer pens “An Open Letter to Those Who Don’t (Yet) Love Wine,” in the hopes that you’ll send it to those people in your life – aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends, etc. – who “have refrained from falling in love with fine wine.

Hardy Wallace responds to Tom Wark’s recent post on the “Ugly Underbelly” of the natural wine movement.

The Today show makes a prediction: “All the success of California wines has left little room in the conversation for the wines of the rest of America. In 2012, that’s going to change. The wine-growing and wine-making regions of Virginia, North Carolina, the north shore of Long Island and the Finger Lakes in upstate New York are coming into their own and creating wines that are, in certain cases, just as good as wines coming out of California.”

Meanwhile, Lettie Teague is already drinking locally. She started the year with “the delightfully bright 2011 Paumanok Chenin Blanc” from the North Fork of Long Island.

In Bloomberg News, John Mariani looks at Croatia’s hope to compete in the global wine market when it enters the European Union in 2013.

In the Democrat and Chronicle, Holly Howell offers 12 tasks for wine lovers in 2012. Meanwhile, Dr. Vino asks twenty questions relevant to the wine world in 2012.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre offers “four ways to enjoy wine more in 2012.”

Tom Wark analyzes the Republican primary field, and concludes that Rick Perry would probably be the most wine-friendly president.

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