Re: The 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
10 March 2021 15:12
THE LANGUAGE OF TASTING

There’s a famous saying in Zen studies (so famous that even I know it; I do not study Zen) that to hit the target you don’t aim for the target, you aim through it.


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John

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UNITED STATES MAN WHO RAN ILLEGAL ‘WINERY’ INSIDE SEWAGE PLANT IS SENTENCED
26 March 2021 18:45
UNITED STATES MAN WHO RAN ILLEGAL ‘WINERY’ INSIDE SEWAGE PLANT IS SENTENCED

A man who was found to be running an illegal winery operation at a wastewater treatment plant has been sentenced in the United States.


[www.thedrinksbusiness.com]

John

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An iconic wine label is blending Aussie and American wines — and it’s working
29 March 2021 19:06
An iconic wine label is blending Aussie and American wines — and it’s working

Penfolds takes a trans-Pacific route to make ‘Wines of the World’


[www.washingtonpost.com]

John

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Hardy, Crisp and Rich: Meet Chardonnay’s Hybrid Grape
29 March 2021 19:13
Hardy, Crisp and Rich: Meet Chardonnay’s Hybrid Grape

Now grown along the East Coast, across the Midwest and down to Arkansas, this hybrid grape variety is snapping up more and more of the America’s acreage. Here’s what you need to know.


[www.winemag.com]

John

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Long Read: South Africa's high hopes
02 April 2021 19:15
Long Read: South Africa's high hopes

If Bordeaux declares another 'vintage of the century' in 2021, then eyes will undoubtedly roll.


[harpers.co.uk]

John

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Jancis Robinson on Wine Aesthetics
06 April 2021 19:17
Jancis Robinson on Wine Aesthetics

Jancis Robinson has some interesting things to say about wine aesthetics.

Last week she reposted a summary of a lecture she gave to the British Society of Aesthetics in 2012. It is interesting to know what a prominent wine writer and wine expert has to say about some of the issues that preoccupy philosophers.


[foodandwineaesthetics.com]

John

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ZAFA Wines owner Krista Scruggs accused of sexual misconduct
06 April 2021 19:47
ZAFA Wines owner Krista Scruggs accused of sexual misconduct

In the wine world, Krista Scruggs has been viewed for years as an up-and-coming star.

Wine Enthusiast named the Isle la Motte vintner one of “40 Under 40 Tastemakers” in 2018. The next year, Bon Appetit called Scruggs, owner of ZAFA Wines, the “hottest name in natural wine.” In 2020, Fast Company included her on its “Most Creative People in Business” list, and NBC’s “Today Show” chronicled how a self-described “black, queer woman” was making it in Vermont agriculture.


[vtdigger.org]

John

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A New Museum Exhibit Celebrates the Relationship Between Glass and Wine
16 April 2021 19:35
A New Museum Exhibit Celebrates the Relationship Between Glass and Wine

"Fire and Vine" will be on display at the Corning Museum of Glass beginning this summer.


[www.foodandwine.com]

John

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Have South African wines reached collectable status?
20 April 2021 19:19
Have South African wines reached collectable status?

South African wines are undoubtedly world class, but ahead of the Cape Fine and Rare Wine Auction, Adam Lechmere asks if it's time for people to start investing in the Cape’s best bottles


[cluboenologique.com]

John

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Premiumisation of Pinotage
26 April 2021 14:59
Premiumisation of Pinotage

Pinotage prices are steadily increasing as connoisseurs crave the cultivar and are prepared to pay for premium Pinotages.


[news.wine.co.za]

John

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Giving back in South Africa
30 April 2021 19:17
Giving back in South Africa

Although it resulted in commercial disasters such as bringing wine exports to a grinding halt, the pandemic has also sped certain things up. We’ve all been forced to make choices in this past year that have affected both our work and personal lives. We’ve all had to go deeper. In the eternal battle between good and evil some have revealed themselves as crisis opportunists, using the pandemic as a tool for their own nefarious ends – many workers have been laid off, with COVID-19 being the convenient excuse – or to profit from it. Let’s not get into the PPE scams and black-market cigarettes …


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John

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