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Five Bottles: A New Old Way to Evaluate Wine - Palate Press

Five Bottles: A New Old Way to Evaluate Wine - Palate Press | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Wine evaluation often rests on a mere sip, but wine writing would become far more vital if writers tasted the way people do—as part of real life.

 


Via Frank Haddad
David Swaddle's insight:

Meg's right. Most of us end up enjoying our wine with food, so why isn't it reviewed and tasted with food?

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Frank Haddad's curator insight, January 28, 2013 1:57 PM

Great article by Meg Maker

 
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Wines of the week - David Williams

Wines of the week - David Williams | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

The Guardian seem to be staying on course and recommending some grapes and regions you might not have tried.

 

How about a Shiraz Mataro from Rutherglen? Where??? It's in Victoria, Australia, and I happened to visit last week. I didn't try this, but I doubt that Mac Forbes would turn out anything less than a good wine.

 

There's also a recommendation from Bulgaria and a Pinot Blanc for the more adventurous.

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Marques de Riscal send the "wrong" 2004 for review

Marques de Riscal send the "wrong" 2004 for review | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

It seems that Marques de Riscal accidentally sent the "wrong" 2004 Gran Reserva for review to Spanish paper El Mundo.

 

According to my Google translation, they accidentally sent a bottle of the 150 Year Anniversary Reserva 2004 instead. That's quite a mistake as they are effectively two different wines and the switch implied a much better quality.

 

Oops!

 

To be fair, they have offered to exchange any bottles of the Gran Reserva that people bought because of the review for the more expensive 150 anniversary reserva. That's a pretty good deal, if you ask me.

 

Have you seen a review of the 2004 Riscal Reserva anywhere else? I wonder if they were sent an incorrectly labelled bottle too?

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Panned Restaurant Wins Suit Against Newspaper

Panned Restaurant Wins Suit Against Newspaper | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
An Australian restaurant that closed six months after a scalding review has won a defamation suit against the newspaper that published it.

 

WTF?? The legal system is protecting restaurants against bad reviews!

 

What next? Will I be banned from calling most Pinot Grigios bland alcohol delivery devices? I'll update you if I'm sued.

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Wine Writer Bullies

Wine Writer Bullies | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

A great follow-up on the $uckling $tory and wine writers acting as bullies.

 

Is it sensible that they keep on threatening to sue people simply for publishing what they've been up to? We're not talking about things being made up, but about the truth.

 

Surely they would be better off getting their houses in order than using the courts to bully people into staying silent?

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Campogate - Parker responds

Campogate - Parker responds | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

The Drinks Business reports on Campogate.

 

Robert Parker has posted the results of an investigation into "payments" received for tastings in Spain on The Wine Advocate website.

 

While heads have rolled, it seems that TWA doesn't see anything too wrong with what happened. It says that no payments were taken for reviews.

 

Waddayathink?

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