Posted by Wine News | Posted on 05-23-2017| Posted in
“Robert M. Parker Jr. hasn’t exactly disappeared… Yet, his pervasive influence has receded — markedly… Like all empires, Parker’s turned out to be difficult to defend.” Douglas Hillstrom argues that the “emperor” has fallen. “The final words on Robert M. Parker are yet to be written, but it is not too early to look back and consider his legacy.”
Why doesn’t anyone want dark rosé? Jonathan Lipsmeyer theorizes. “It’s entirely possible that France has convinced the world that pale salmon is what rosé should be, given their market dominance. Although even Provençal producers have had to render their own rosés paler to meet market demand. Which begs the question: who’s driving, here? The consumer or the producer?”
Victoria James explains her unabashed elation for rosé in an excerpt from her new book, Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rosé.
Robert Camuto talks to Burgundy’s David Duband about his winemaking journey in Wine Spectator.
David Morrison of the wine blog, The Wine Gourd, looks at the variation of grape varieties in Opus One through time.
Miquel Hudin has won the Drink Writer of the Year title at the annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards for his contributions to The World of Fine Wine and Jancisrobinson.com, reports the World of Fine Wine.
In Decanter, Andrew Jefford takes a closer look at the Languedoc’s Château Puech-Haut.
In the Washington Post, Jim Barnes profiles Mike Carroll, who opened the wine shop Leesburg Vintner in 1988.