Thursday, December 30, 2004

Fine Wine Lines

The oaked-Chardonnay slamfest continues.
"This wine managed to encapsulate everything that's wrong with California Chardonnay. I don't know why wineries bother with expensive grapes for these wines; they're just going to obliterate them in the winery. If you want to save yourself some money but get the same experience, slather some slightly rancid butter on a wet oak dowel and suck on that."
Derrick Schneider - An Obsession with Food
Via Spitoon. How does that irony taste?
"terminological commotions"
Italian professor of viticulture, Attilio Scienza, on the state of wine writing
A bad deal.
"MONDAVI LOSES WINERY, GAINS A ROAD"
Somnet.com headline