Read Eric Asimov’s article on Antonio Galloni leaving The Wine Advocate to start his own online property “aimed at younger wine consumers.” I wish him well. My favorite quote:
I have this vision of going to a restaurant and seeing a bottle of wine on every table. Everything I want to do is centered on [...]
If traditional sugar-beet growing regions in eastern Colorado had to move north, nobody would care. But if wine grapes can’t grow in the Napa Valley anymore—which is an extreme statement, but let’s say so for the sake of argument—suddenly you have a global warming poster child right up there with the polar bears.
A must-read for #TeamMourvedre / #TeamMonastrell geeks, like myself.* (It’s from last week, but I decided to wait to post it until today for a little Mourvèdre Monday action.
As a result my expectations were not high, so I was pleasantly surprised by how many of these wines I liked. Naturally, we found a few [...]
♦♦♦ ‘We have to manage the sommelier’s vanity. The perfect match is not always perfect for our customers.’
- Josep Roca, quoted in Sommeliers learn science of molecular food matching at Decanter.com
A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness.