The big news this weekend was the arrest of Rudy Kurniawan, as details continued to emerge. For the best coverage and commentary, check out Eric Asimov, Mike Steinberger, Jon Bonné, and WineBerserkers. Steinberger has the full complaint – it’s a fascinating read.
Combine a handful of wines from Oregon “with the strength of wines from New York’s Finger Lakes, and there’s reason to believe that American Riesling is in a serious new phase.” Awesome!
In Part 2 of Ed Thralls’ video interview series with Cathy Corison, the vintner talks about how she became interested in wine, what influenced her, and finding the perfect location in Napa Valley. (Click here for Part 1 of Thrall’s interview.)
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague wonders if Australia can make a comeback.
In HoseMaster of Wine, “Parkenstein” explains perfection.
Wine Spectator reports on the passing of William Heintz, the historian of Napa Valley.
Dave McIntyre pays tribute to Joe Pollack, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch food and wine (and sports and theater) critic.
In May, Virginia’s first urban winery is opening.
The Boston Globe reports that Texas Hill Country is discovering its viticulture roots.