Tweet Natural Wine Remy Charest has a wonderful piece on Natural Wine over at Palate Press. A must read for some much needed balance on the issue of what is and is not “natural”. My take: Making a wine without sulfur is crazy if you want consistency in your product. I’m not speaking of vintage [...]
Tweet Some very important reporting from W. Blake Gray. For the impatient, the reason is: taxes. Read the whole post.
Tweet In Steve Heimoff’s most recent post regarding the controversy surrounding Robert Parker’s independent consultants (you can read the Wall Street Journal article on it here) he writes these words: Look, folks. Every wine writer with any influence or connections has partaken of gourmet meals for free. Every wine writer with any influence or connections [...]
Tweet Preliminary crush data for 2007 were released on Feb 10th. And there was much rejoicing. Some of the data are pretty interesting. I’ve highlighted a couple bits below. This first graph (created in the wonderful Apple spreadsheet app, Numbers) shows the highest price per ton paid for each grape variety in California Sonoma County. [...]
Tweet I’ve written about Enologix here before. Their service purports to help you make wine that will score better with influential gatekeepers like Parker and the Wine Spectator. It is veiled in secrecy (very few producers own up to using it, though reports indicate that Enologix has approx. 50-60 clients) and it costs around 20K [...]