In San Francisco, “a new generation of local sommeliers has all but dismissed the expected style of California wines” – and is instead presenting diners with “quirky, off-the-grid wines.” Bravo.
In the International Herald Tribune, Eric Pfanner writes about the wines of Quarts-de-Chaume – and a local dispute between Domaine des Baumard and other producers in the region.
Bloomberg Markets profiles Bill Foley and his “burgeoning viticultural business,” which stretches from California to New Zealand.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague highlights the wines of Roussillon – and contends that they have much more in common with the wines of Spain than their native France. She quotes Terroirist friend Tim O’Rourke, manager of Weygandt Wines in Washington, and agrees.
Wine Spectator chats with White House food and beverage director Daniel Shanks about the wine selections of America’s most famous residence.
“If Ralph Lauren wanted to start a winery, he’d be wise to come to Virginia.” In Zester Daily, Patrick Comiskey looks at Virginia’s wine scene.
In the Telegraph, Victoria Moore asks why the wines of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti are so special.
“Spottswoode has been one of Napa Valley’s stalwart producers of quality Cabernet Sauvignon since its earliest years, and for the last decade or so has been quietly turning out elegant, refined, and even understated wines that represent everything that is good about Napa Cabernet.” Alder Yarrow profiles Spottswoode.