Daily Wine News: Liveliness & Restraint

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-14-2012

Lemelson's 2009 Reserve Chardonnay came out on top in the NYT tasting.

“In sum, they showed the attributes of cool-climate wines: liveliness and restraint rather than extravagance.”  In the New York Times, Eric Asimov explains why he’s so impressed with today’s Oregon Chardonnays.

On iWineRadio, Lynn Krielow Chamberlain chats with Jeff Siegel (the Wine Curmudgeon) about the upcoming DrinkLocalWine conference in Denver.

Dave McIntyre explains why the wines of Hirsch Vineyards are “created by the primal forces of the Earth’s geology.”

In Bloomberg, Margaret Talev writes an in-depth piece on wine at the White House – and notes a shift in disclosure policies. Dr. Vino comments on his blog.

In Food & Wine, Daniel Duane explains why “Oenotri is unquestionably the most exciting new restaurant in Napa Valley, and arguably the best new Italian restaurant in the United States.” Kudos to Oenotri’s sommelier, Sur Lucero, as the wine program gets very high marks!

In Palate Press, Kristina Anderson looks at the vintners who have “integrated their vineyards into their larger farm business.”

Wine Spectator reports on the death Ernest Van Asperens, the pioneering winemaker who founded Round Hill Winery in 1977.

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