In New Jersey, state officials haven’t issued winery licenses for the past year – the process has been put on hold while lawmakers figure out how to address the 2010 court ruling that struck down the state’s wine shipping laws. The Wall Street Journal reports that “if lawmakers don’t address the court’s concerns by March, the state’s few dozen tasting rooms could be forced to close.”
GrapeRadio posts one of the most eagerly awaited seminars from the 2011 Hospice du Rhône: An in-depth look at the Central Coast wines of Joey Tensley and the Sonoma County wines of Morgan Twain-Peterson.
According to Elin McCoy, 2011 was a wacky year for wine.
I agree wholeheartedly: Alder Yarrow details nine things he’d “like to see disappear from the wine world in 2012.”
Bravo. According to glassware manufacturer Georg Riedel, Champagne houses are “moving away from using traditional flutes for their fizz in favor of white wine glasses.”
Decanter.com reports: “Giulio Gambelli, one of the giants of Tuscan wine, has died at the age of 86.”
Dr. Vino wonders: “What are your steps to moderation?”