At this time of year many recent graduates will be wondering what to do with their hard-won degrees. While I cannot point them in the direction of specific vacancies, I can assure them that the world of wine needs many of their skills. Scientists,
Winemaker Frère Marie stuck his nose into a glass of Syrah and grinned. Then he swirled some wine in his mouth and spat into a floor drain. "It's velvet," the 59-year-old Frenchman with short-cropped hair and beard proclaimed, eyes sparkling.
The Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks sales of commercial wine auctions in the United States, rose a modest 1.5 percent from 332.65 points in the first quarter of 2014 to 337.63 in the second quarter.
A crucible of experimentation, Crozes-Hermitage is home to a band of young producers with New World attitudes. Matt Walls introduces some of the names you should know, and finds a growing adoption of natural and biodynamic methods
Lots of wine geeks like me are frequently asked a challenging question: What's your favorite wine? Or, as was interrogatively launched my way recently from the lips of an eager wine neophyte friend...what's your favorite red wine? Now, one has a natural inclination to deflect that question, as if the questioner [...]
Liv-ex recently compared the performance of wines from the 2009 vintage in three sections; the first growths, wines given 100-points by Robert Parker (excluding the first growths) and the “Magical 20” Parker picked out from the vintage (with crossovers from the 100-point group: Clos Fourtet, Cos d’Estournel, Léoville Poyferré, Ponet Canet and Smith Haut Lafitte).