“Most folks decide that you have a good palate when your judgment of a wine agrees with theirs.” Matt Kramer at his best, in a great essay on palates.
Hardy Wallace is back at En Primuer! He’s awarded the 2011 La Mission Haut Brion “a respectable 102.02 points.” Meanwhile, On Decanter.com, Adam Lechmere offers his impressions of 2011 Bordeaux — and praises the 2011 whites. Will Lyons is also at En Primeur, and has already shared his thoughts on the wines from Pomerol. For some of the best coverage, check out the JJ Buckley blog.
In Palate Press, Jules Van Cruysen contends that the wine industry can learn from craft beer producers.
In case you missed it, a great interview with Joe Roberts from Joseph & Curtis.
Wine Spectator covers California’s vine shortage.
Dr. Vino poses a question worth pondering: Do wine writers write only for the one percent?
In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre offers suggestions for Easter and Passover.
On Tuesday in Dubai, a Saudi millionaire dropped $136,000 on a bottle of Cristal.