Food & Wine names its Top Sommeliers of 2012. Huge congrats to Michael Madrigale of Boulud Sud in New York City; Jennifer Ingellis of Brassica in St. Helena, California; Ted Glennon of Restaurant 1833 in Monterey, California; Jeremy Quinn of Telegraph in Chicago; Vanessa Treviño Boyd of Philippe in Houston; Matthew Mather of Pizzeria Locale in Boulder, Colorado; and Eric Espuny of The Royce at The Langham in Pasadena, California.
“So how were the wines? In a word, spectacular.” Mike Steinberger tastes the latest lineup from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
What, exactly, is minerality? In Palate Press, Ioannis Karakasis explores the surprisingly controversial question.
Elsewhere in Palate Press, Shannon Jones looks at Italian grapes in Sonoma.
Bud break begins in (parts of) Sonoma!
Washington has started the process of auctioning off its state-run liquor stores.