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APRIL 28, 2010 [Napa, Newsletter] Bordeaux 2009: all over but the pricing
Writing in the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson compared the ripeness and high alcohols she experienced to California, remarking “I have never written the word “Napa” so often in my tasting notes. Robert Parker posted his reviews of Bordeaux 2009 yesterday on his subscription web site.
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JANUARY 11, 2010 [Napa, Newsletter] Does the Wine Advocate buy over $700,000 worth of wine a year?
To find out what the Wine Advocate spends on wine according to the stated policy, I crunched the numbers from the December issue, #186, which included 3,067 reviews of wines from Napa, White Burgundy, Australia, Champagne, Greece, Cyprus, and Portugal. The newsletter conveniently provides price information on many wines; however, some rated wines received no price information, often on the basis that they are not-yet-released samples from barrel or bottle.
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MARCH 4, 2010 [Napa, Newsletter] About Marisa D’Vari
Recently she has been awarded a fellowship from Far Niente winery in conjunction with the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers that takes place at the Meadowood resort in the Napa Valley each year, and is in part sponsored by the Napa Valley Vintners Association.
DR. VINO [Napa, Newsletter] Natural wines, premox, chenin blanc, 07 Port and Rhone – John Gilman
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John Gilman, author of the newsletter
The View from the Cellar , joins us again for a Q&A. You have a long piece about premature oxidation in your current newsletter
. Again, this is not the same mentality that would have any meaningful representation today in places like Bordeaux or Napa
Valley, but one sees this same phenomenon at work quite often in Burgundy and elsewhere, so it is not a unique Piemontese mentality. MORE >>