“‘To have a whole corner of your life just go poof, there’s no way to call it legitimate,’ he said. ‘It’s so damaging to the magic of wine.’” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov chats with Paul Wasserman about Rudy Kurniawan.
Meanwhile, in light of the Rudy Kurniawan arrest, Businessweek offers “An Insider’s Guide to Counterfeiting Wine.”
“He has been, and remains, the great galvaniser: inspiring producers to do better, and inspiring drinkers to engage with the wines he feels passionately about.” Andrew Jefford dedicates his latest column to Robert Parker.
In Palate Press, Jeff Siegel remembers Joe Pollack.
“Over prosciutto and mozzarella sandwiches, he explains how he managed to take a $500 advance on his VISA card to a wine business that generates $25 to $30 million a year from his 23,000-square-foot temperature- and humidity-controlled Seattle warehouse.” In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy profiles Jon Rimmerman, aka the Garagiste.
“AC/DC ‘Highway to Hell’ Cabernet, anyone?” In the Star Tribune, Bill Ward writes about the efforts of starts to “shine in the wine world.”
Craig Camp is thrilled with how his wine performed at this year’s Premiere Napa Valley
In BBC’s Magazine, Daniel Schweimler toasts the success of Argentine wine.