“To remove the acquisition aspect of some wines is like making love to that person you have been wanting for years… craved, lusted for and spent hours devouring from afar… finally feeling them wet and beneath you or firm and above you, with the lights off.” Samantha Dugan hates blind tasting.
In Wine Spectator, “James Molesworth roughs it in Cornas at A. Clape and Jean-Luc Colombo.”
Richard Jennings celebrates the Mondavi family and its impact on America’s wine industry.
“Whereas in April of this year only a couple of restaurants in New York were experimenting with the device — which seemingly offers the ability to serve a single bottle of wine over many days or months with no deterioration in quality — it is now common to see sommeliers using a Coravin in dining rooms across the city.” In Eater, Levi Dalton explains how the Coravin is changing the New York wine scene.
In Wine-Searcher, “Mike Veseth delves behind the headlines to assess the current state of the market.”
Meanwhile, on his blog, Veseth explains why he’s going “Beyond the Usual Suspects” this Thanksgiving.
“In the year 2000, in recognition of the birth of his first grandchild, Marguerite, David Lett reserved a special Pinot Noir cuvée from the best of his vineyards. This year, Jason Lett released the wine.” Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka expresses her thanks for this wine.
W. Blake Gray is excited about paper bottles.
Tom Wark celebrates Fermentation’s ninth birthday. Congrats, Tom!