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.
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.