Hola—Happy My Birthday Weekend to you! Hope you have something fun planned. Me? I’ll just wait to be surprised—or not—whatever the case may be I’m finding that I’ve a lot to be thankful for so am happy to simply celebrate life.
Enjoy your round up of weekly wine news. I’ll highlight, in shameless self-promotion, that I’ve taken on a Managing Editor role for Wine Industry Advisor. I’ll still be freelancing everywhere and keeping up my personal website, but this is a great opportunity and am stoked to jump on board.
Cheers everyone—celebrate something this weekend, even if it is yourself. 🙂
Hello and happy last weekend of July. Time flies when you’re drinking wine, eh? That’s why I put together my weekly round up of news-worth wine stories, so we can all play a little catch up during our time off. (Hopefully you’re enjoying some time off.)
There are loads of stories surrounding climate change. I can’t list them all here, but scroll through, there’s enough going on all over the world that even the hardest skeptic should (should) become a believer…
#MeToo is far from over, but here’s some progress at least: Batali and Bastianich just settled a major lawsuit following several accusations and CMS America speaks about how it’s shifting toward a safer and more inclusive environment for staff and students alike.
I also have to call out Sean Sullivan’s piece on dissecting the recent sale of Chateau Ste. Michelle and what that means for the Washington wine industry specifically.
Looking for some educational reading? Scroll down to the blogs and read my latest article for my wine school, Napa Valley Wine Academy, where I discuss the effects of wind on wine. And I absolutely love the latest post on Tim Atkin’s site talking about mousse.
Fun Stuff: Next time you go to a bar, you may just get straws made of….pasta! And (shameless self-promotion), I dig into the notorious ‘wine twins,’ —wines commonly mistaken in blind tasting or tasting exams in my latest article for Wine Enthusiast.
There’s much much much more. So enjoy your coffee, tea, cocktail, wine—whatever time it is while you’re reading this post—scroll through, have fun, learn some stuff. Cheers.