Sean P. Sullivan has noticed a recent decline in cork taint in the wines he tastes, and looks into the reasons why that might be.
In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray offers an in-depth summary of the fall of Sherry-Lehmann. “…the biggest problem is this: in May, the New York Times reported that four former employees said they believe Sherry-Lehmann was selling rare bottles owned by customers and stored in Wine Caves to other customers. That is reminiscent of the downfall of the Berkeley wine shop Premier Cru. In 2016, Premier Cru owner John Fox pled guilty to one count of wire fraud. Fox admitted that he ran a Ponzi scheme out of his store, selling wines he didn’t actually have.”
In the Drinks Business, L.M. Archer explores traditional sparkling wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Marchesi Frescobaldi to acquire Oregon’s Domaine Roy & fils in US expansion.
Longtime Livermore Valley vintner Mitchell Katz died from injuries sustained in a collision with another vehicle.
In SevenFifty Daily, I talked to buyers and sales reps about how to get the most out of the sales rep relationship.
In Vinous, Joaquín Hidalgo explores the new wave of white wines from Argentina. “Some pockets of Sauvignon Blanc are presenting remarkable intensity. The leap in the native Torrontés quality has been impressive, now offering a floral alternative to output from Alsace.”
Jeff Porter looks into Lambrusco’s reemergence in Wine Enthusiast.
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