These are links to articles about wine that are worth reading. Click on the titles for the link.
Robert Parker has sold The Wine Advocate! – You’ll be shocked to see what’s going down.
A Hint of Hype, A Taste of Illusion – They pour, sip and, with passion and snobbery, glorify or doom wines. But studies say the wine-rating system is badly flawed. How the experts fare against a coin toss.
Can Wine Become a National Habit? – Several people, not altogether disinterestedly, have set out to make it one. But even in the world’s greatest grape-growing country, there are many obstacles.
The Assassin in the Vineyard – Who would poison the vines of La Romanée-Conti, the tiny, centuries-old vineyard that produces what most agree is Burgundy’s ﬁnest, rarest, and most expensive wine? When Aubert de Villaine received an anonymous note, in January 2010, threatening the destruction of his priceless heritage unless he paid a one-million-euro ransom, he thought it was a sick joke. But, as Maximillian Potter reveals, the attack on Romanée-Conti was only too real: an unprecedented and decidedly un-French crime.
Drink Up – The story behind Fred Franzia, the creator of Two Buck Chuck. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
The Wino in Winter – Robert Parker’s influence is on the decline.
Château Sucker – Rare-wine collectors are savvy, competitive guys with a taste for impossible finds. The biggest hoax in history took place right under their noses.
The Red and the White – Is it possible that wine connoisseurs can’t tell them apart?