It frustrates me the way vintages are reduced to “good” and “bad”. It’s not that vintage doesn’t matter – it can matter tremendously for many wines. But it’s a lot more complex than black or white.… Read the rest
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Making white Pinot Noir is like discovering America: it’s an exciting adventure and everybody wants to believe they were the first. But despite the pronouncements of a few winemakers in the New World, folks throughout Europe have been making a white wine with red Pinot Noir grapes for quite a long time, especially if you count Blanc de Noirs (white from black) wines from the Champagne region.… Read the rest
As another step in their “change of focus”, Matt Kramer is out at The Oregonian newspaper.
Matt Kramer is an American wine critic since 1976, who is a columnist for The Oregonian, (and was a columnist for The New York Sun before its demise in 2008), and previously for the Los Angeles Times, and since 1985 a regular contributor to the Wine Spectator.… Read the rest
From The New York Times,
At Bone’s, Atlanta’s most venerable steakhouse, a clubby place of oak paneling and white tablecloths, the gold-jacketed waiters now greet diners by handing them an iPad.… Read the rest