Daily Wine News: An Elite Squad

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-09-2012

Rudy Kurniawan, the wine “collector” who has long been accused of peddling counterfeit wines, was arrested by the F.B.I. on Thursday.

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.

Tom Wark urges wine geeks everywhere to add Libation Law Blog to the blog roll.

Bud break begins in (parts of) Sonoma!

Washington has started the process of auctioning off its state-run liquor stores.

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