The weekend is almost here—time to pop some corks and revel in the relaxation!
Before you do, however, here’s some news to send you into your two days off…
The latest edition of Wine Spectator Insider, which just came out this week, covers their top-scoring wines from California, the Rhone Valley, and Burgundy (specifically the reds). Among the top wines were a number of 2007’s from Burgundy’s great Bouchard Pere et Fils, which seems to have been on a bit of a hot-streak lately.
Speaking of 2007 Burgundy, the newest issue of the magazine has an excellent feature on the whites of the region from that vintage as well as the preceding one, 2006. Click here for the link.
And the San Francisco Chronicle’s web site has a very informative article on the sub-AVA’s of Napa Valley (Stags Leap, Howell Mountain, etc.). The story breaks down the differences between them, discusses their importance, and really delves into why these regions-within-the-region are so important. It’s very good reading, and more relevant now than ever before. Click here for the link.