Tonight on Twitter, @SonomaWilliam will be hosting a live tasting of domestic Rhones in anticipation of this weekend’s Rhone Rangers tasting in San Francisco. The tasting is from 530-7:00 pm, Pacific Time. Use the hashtag #RRSF.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague highlights five Napa wineries that have consistently made some of the best Cabernets over the past few decades.
Meanwhile, on her blog, Teague writes about some new Sauvignon Blancs she’s discovered – with some help from David and Monica Stevens of 750 Wines in St. Helena. Huge praise for the 2010 Maze Sauvignon Blanc – “a zippy, zesty wine produced from Knights Valley fruit” – which is also one of my new favorites.
Over at VintageTexas, Russ Kane pens an excellent post on the local wine movement – and the progress that’s slowly but surely taking place.
With Mike Steinberger traveling, Tyler Colman decided to takeover the Wine Ethicist – by exploring the proper way to serve counterfeit wine.
“People will use the word ‘Burgundian’ about earthy, leesy Chardonnays from anywhere in the world, but I’ve never heard anyone call another wine ‘Chablisian.’” W. Blake Gray writes an entertaining post about a recent Chablis tasting.
Does bottle shock exist? In the Boston Globe, Stephen Meuse makes a convincing case that it does.
Jeff Siegel writes an update on the proposal to include nutrition labels on wine. (The summary? “There is no update at all.”)