Inspired by my friend Elaine from Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews, this edition of Weekend Wine Links will take a look at the SAVEUR Blog Awards. Specifically (and not surprisingly…) the finalists for Best Wine Content. What have they been up to lately? Let’s find out:
Alice Feiring of The Feiring Line, writing on the excellent site PUNCH, weighs in on a subject near and dear to her heart (and wine glass): natural wine.
— PUNCH (@punch_drink) April 15, 2015
Aaron Ayscough of Not Drinking Poison in Paris has been immersing himself in Gamay. It’s a grape that, particularly in Beaujolais, can be pleasurable and memorable at the same time:
Marissa A. Ross of Wine All the Time learns to saber a bottle of bubbly. With a coconut knife. Most people who dare to capture their first sabering experience on video live to regret it. Will Marissa? TUNE IN:
I’d also like to note that her post about flying is really funny. It’s a tale of metric conversions, clam chowder, valium, TSA, and PTFO. It even comes with a disclaimer.
Alder Yarrow of Vinography has been in Champagne. (Drinking Krug’s Clos de Mensil Blanc des Blancs 2000 was a highlight of my wine life.) He recently had a lot to say about another vineyard with expensive grapes, but in California: To Kalon. Why, and how, has this legendary Napa vineyard has become a brand?
— Alder Yarrow (@vinography) April 17, 2015
Speaking of Alder, Elaine has an extensive conversation with him over on her blog about his book, “The Essence of Wine”. How do you taste the visual? (BTW, here’s a link to my interview with the photographer of Alder’s book, Leigh Beisch.)
Me? I’m just crushin’ on wine labels:
— Jameson Fink (@jamesonfink) April 16, 2015