Daily Archives: June 18, 2019

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/16/19

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week. Wine Consumption Probably Won’t Return to “Normal” No one should ever expect a …

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It’s time to make extreme religion a campaign issue

There are religions, and then there are religions; some are better than others. But the religious writer, Abiya Ahmed, a Muslim, isn’t troubled by this obvious distinction. In her opinion piece, “We mustn’t forget value of religious people in society,” which was published locally over the weekend, she argues that the great thing about religion is that it enables Americans …

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Volnay premier cru 2010: panel tasting results

Volnay premier cru 2010 Entry criteria: Producers and UK agents were invited to submit any 2010 premier cru Volnay The results ‘Elegance and finesse, refinement and perfume.’ So quintessential Volnay was described by Michael Schuster at the outset of the post-tasting discussion. Did our panel find that in this line-up of premiers crus from the 2010 vintage? To an extent, …

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Daily Wine News: Rethinking Wine Criticism

(Wikimedia) Eric Asimov says it’s time to rethink wine criticism. “I believe that the most valuable thing wine writers can do is to help consumers develop confidence enough to think for themselves. This can best be achieved by helping consumers gain enough knowledge to make their own buying decisions without the crutch of the bottle review… Perhaps a better way …

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Picnic wine recommendations for the summer

Scroll down to see our picnic wines for summer So, the sun is shining and your thoughts are turning to sitting outside in a park or on the beach with a picnic. As well as packing some lovely food (recipe ideas below), it makes sense to pack a bottle or two of wine. But the question is, which wines should …

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Probe into Bordeaux wine labels causes concern

Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux. Officials from the regional office dealing with fraud and consumer protection, Direccte, have been investigating whether some Bordeaux wine labels mislead consumers by using the ‘brand name’ of a château when the wine inside the bottle has not been produced solely by that estate or the grapes come from beyond its borders. There has …

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