Daily Wine News: End of Futures

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-16-2012

The tower at Chateau Latour.

James Suckling breaks the news that Chateau Latour will stop selling futures. “Only bottled wines will be sold from the winery, and vintages will be released when the chateau believes they are ready to drink.”

“Out of this chaos, great wine can appear. But it’s never an obvious discovery.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné brings attention to the “quiet vineyard revival” just outside Santa Cruz.

Elsewhere in the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné makes the case that Chenin Blanc is “having a quiet resurrection.”

In the Daily Beast, Mike Steinberger writes about the increasing popularity of “marijuana-laced wine.”

Lettie Teague has tasted a number of 2010 white Burgundies, and they’re “uniformly excellent.”

Elsewhere in the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague highlights a restaurant “where ‘nonnas’ know the wine.”

In Bloomberg Businessweek, Claire Suddath makes the case that “you should drink at work.”

In Palate Press, Patrick Frank profiles the “Original Grandpere Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills… the oldest documented Zinfandel vineyard in California” It’s 143-years old.

Wine Spectator reports that “Jordan Vineyard and Winery has sold 269 acres of land, including 110 acres of vineyards, in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley to Lytton Rancheria of California, a Native American tribe.”

Huge, huge congratulations to Hardy Wallace and Kate Graham.

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