Daily Wine News: Buy Rhône!

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Jancis Robinson urges “wine lovers in search of great French wine” to “buy Rhône before the Chinese do!”

Ever wonder what wine writers pick out when they’re actually buying wine? On the blog for First Vine Wine Imports & Sales, Tom Natan checks with me, Tom Wark, Joe Roberts, Derek Swanson, and Jon Thorsen to explore the question.

In the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt pens an excellent column about starting a wine cellar.

Even though he stocks his cellar with “Napa Cabernets like Opus One and Silver Oak and… blue-chip Bordeaux,” if Mike Piazza ever makes his own wine, it will likely be Nero d’Avola from Sicily.

“Eating less meat appears to have taken hold in America.” Tyler Colman predicts that this will present a challenge for those who produce high-octane reds.

Mike Steinberger sees mounting evidence that “professional scores don’t appear to carry as much weight as they did in the past.”

In a profile in this month’s Decanter magazine, Francis Ford Coppola reveals how Apocalypse Now almost ruined his chances of reuniting Inglenook. (Sadly, you need the print edition to read the full, 7-page profile.)

The Niagara Falls Review writes a great editorial on why Canada needs to tear down its wine shipping barriers.

On his blog, Jon Bonné highlights the top winners of the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Comments (1)

  1. The 4 largest wine producing countries in the world are going to get a run for their money as the Chinese public begins to consume more wine. At 1.6 billion people, they still only drink 1.4 liters per capita. However, this will only be a major issue for collector brand names because China produces her own wine :)