Daily Wine News: Gazing Into the Future

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-06-2012

Eric Asimov reflects on how his view from the “Critic’s Perch” has changed since he began writing about wine full time in 2004.

On Thursday, legislation that would allow direct shipping of wine to New Jersey residents from out-of-state wineries cleared the Assembly Budget Committee.

Wine Spectator’s Unfiltered blog  “gazes into the future” and makes some wine predictions for 2012.

For the past four years, “consumers have been able to walk into wine stores… and find terrific bargains.” Jeff Siegel looks at the recent trends we’ve seen in wine-purchasing habits, and hopes it results in more sophisticated buyers “more willing to try different kinds of wines made in different places.”

Mike Steinberger, thoughtful as always, brings attention to the wonderful screed Christopher Hitchens once wrote for Slate on insolent sommeliers — and expresses his gratefulness that there’s been such a dramatic transformation in restaurant wine service.

Some great news for Fingers Lakes Wine Country: Delta Air Lines will soon offer daily, direct flights between New York City and Big Flats.

Panos Kakaviatos continues with some excellent drinking, visiting some 1982 Bordeaux.

If 94 is the new 90, as W. Blake Gray suggested last week, will wine scores become crippled by inflation? It’s a good question.

Jamie Goode brings attention to a super interesting graphic from British wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd.

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