Happy Birthday, The Wine Cellar Insider has been online for three years! A look back at what we've been doing and a loom at ahead at what we have planned for the next year.
The Wine Advocate files suit against Antonio Galloni for "Fraud, Breach of Contractual Obligations and the intentional and unjustifiable withholding of tasting notes and articles."
“Consumers don’t pay attention to tasting notes in general anyway. They largely follow scores, until they outgrow scores and notes and develop their own tastes. For these more advanced wine drinkers, scores are primarily important if they are wine investors.”
The wine market has been very tough particularly in Greater China including Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. These markets are at the heart of the slow-down. There are far too many players there currently. There is going to be a shakeout, which will be painful but necessary.
When news that Federal Judge Richard Berman ruled the FBI had probable cause to search the home of Rudy Kurniawan broke, wine lovers all of the world rejoiced! The trial of Rudy Kurniawan could take to place shortly!
In what many people are calling the biggest news of the year in Bordeaux, Jean Guillaume Prats leaves Chateau d'Estournel in St. Estephe after 14 years at the helm.
Today there are no more bad vintages. Bordeaux will never experience another dreadful vintage like 1969, 1972 or 1991. Technology, vineyard management techniques and the money needed to make the best wines possible are available to Bordeaux wine makers today.