Wine Advocate #199 is released (subscription only). Parker awarded 100 points to 16 different wines from Bordeaux’s 2009 vintage.
Some podcasts to keep you busy: In the latest installment of Grape Radio, WineBerserkers founder Todd French joins the program to chat about wine controversies. In a new podcast from Freakonomics, some “intrepid and wine-obsessed researchers… [discuss] the relationship between wine, critics, and consumers.” The conclusion? When you drink wine, you’re often tasting the price.
In the New York Cork Report, Evan Dawson pens an excellent piece on “why the Hermann J. Wiemer 2010 Dry Riesling Reserve is such a special wine.”
At NorCal Wine, Fred Swan publishes the third installment of his in-depth interview with Antonio Galloni.
Ever think about quitting your day job and joining the wine industry? 7×7 has some pointers.
More good health news for drinkers! A new study in the Journal of Internal Medicine finds that “moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a 13 percent lower risk of type-2 diabetes in men and 20 percent in women.”
Last week Christie’s China unveiled a poster showing Chinese names for nearly all the 61 chateaux of the 1855 classification of Bordeaux – and implied the poster was official, with written approval from just about every property. According to Decanter.com, “the Conseil des Grands Crus Classés en 1855, as well as a number of chateaux, are refusing to have anything to do with the poster, claiming they did not approve the translations.”