Mary Orlin in the Huffington Post on the cameo of Chateau Coutet Sauternes in Downton Abbey. Jancis Robinson in the FT on the problems with Burgundy's recent vintage. Will Lyons in the WSJ on wine corks. In the Telegraph.co.uk a nice story about a charity helping wine farm workers in South Africa. The Daily Beast on a manga comic book series about wine. German Rieslings find their natural balance between dry and sweet, writes Jon Bonné in the SF Chronicle.
For nearly 40 years, and for better or worse, the wine world has lived with the 100-point scale. Points, as popularized by critic Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate, along with other publications, were an easy way to understand relative degrees of perfection. They helped a generation of wine consumers to seek quality and separate the good from the bad. They were a remarkable communications tool.
The universe of movies about wine is admittedly small, and probably for good reason. Sideways has remained at the top of the pile by entropy as much as anything, and it’s not a film that has aged with grace; Miles, the main character, is a rough parody of the sort of wine people best forgotten. From there, the canon descends into things like Somm and the incoherent Bottle Shock, which often leave the impression of wine as a domain for wankers.
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Selecting a term
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