In Forbes, Susan H. Gordon shares what she’s learned from reading old wine books. “I can’t resist old wine books. I see them as concrete preservers of timeless information and forgotten wisdom, each one a snapshot of a particular moment in wine history once deemed important enough to merit paper and ink, and a commitment of both time and finances.”
On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan reflects on all that has changed in the wine world since first getting into the business and reading Kermit Lynch’s Adventures on the Wine Route (published in 1988). “As much as it pains me to say it, France just isn’t the center of the winemaking world that it used to be… The wine world is a much bigger place…”
Decanter’s Jane Anson gets a look inside Lafite’s Chinese wine project.
In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray reports on the biggest takeway from the Wine Industry Financial Symposium: “It turns out you like paying more for wine.”
“As the 2017 study from Wine Opinions suggest, cork is still the MacDaddy of wine closures and cork taint doesn’t appear to be slowing it down.” In Alcohol Professor, Becca Yeamans-Irwin reports on recent reports and studies regarding cork taint and consumer perspective on cork vs. other closures.
In SevenFifty Daily, Andrew Kaplan considers whether the wine industry can replicate the “limited edition” excitement that helped propel the craft beer movement.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague takes a second look at pairing pizza and wine. (subscription req.)