Daily Wine News: Pay Attention!

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Pinotage!

“The uncomfortable truth is that great Bordeaux and Burgundy almost always needs at least twenty-five years of cellaring to be worth your while, sometimes more.” In a provocative post, Keith Levenberg contends that most wine drinkers aren’t comfortable recognizing that their most compelling experiences come with really old bottles.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné outlines five things he’ll be paying particular attention to this year.

Joe Roberts urges his readers to “stop hating on Pinotage.” The reason? “Pinotage is not bad; it is simply different. And if you don’t like this oft-maligned but more-oft-misunderstood South African cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut, that’s your prerogative. Just stop drinking it and shut [up] about it, already.”

Jean-Marie Guffens, the winemaker and owner of Maison Verget in Burgundy, releases a 26-minute video explaining why France’s wine bureaucrats have convinced him that the nation is “a banana republic.”

I’m a bit late, but a couple weeks back, cult Pinot Noir producer Jamie Kutch appeared on the Today Show!

If you’re a fan of the natural wine movement, check out Tom Natan’s latest blog post – in which he offers suggestions for natural wine labeling.

At a Christie’s auction on Thursday, a wine cooler that once belonged to George Washington and Alexander Hamilton fetched a whopping $782,500.

In the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Dan Berger explains why more and more winemakers are switching from corks to screwcaps.

Remember the Red Bicyclette scandal? A California judge has “tentatively approved a class-action settlement entitling many wine drinkers to a refund.”

Winemaker, wine blogger, and Terroirist friend Hardy Wallace is officially a “super goon for hire.”

A reminder: Terroirist has partnered with Uncorkd to give away two free bottles of wine! All you need to do is send out a single tweet!

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