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Did Robert Parker Just Fumble On The Goal Line? (The Wine Advocate Possibly Sold To Investors In Singapore)

While we can usually count on the wine world for providing news that can best be classified as odd-but-quickly-forgettable (Exhibit A: anybody remember the wine snob ghost??), the recent coverage of changes coming to Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate reads like an elaborate April Fool’s (except it’s coming in December, 2012). According to The Wall Read more…

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James Suckling Leaves Wine Spectator; We Yawn, But Wonder When Wine Media Will "Grow Up"

By now, many of you out there will have heard the news that long-time Wine Spectator editor James Suckling has left the magazine. I’ve been trying to figure out why this bit of news has been getting so much coverage. I think the mild wine media frenzy being drummed by Suckling’s departure from WS has Read more…

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PLCB Wine Kiosk Follow-up: (Not) Drinking Local

PennLive.com reportedly recently on the prototype wine kiosks in Pennsylvania that have been creating so much buzz – and ire – in the media lately. What PennLive.com has pointed out is that the new-fangled Pennsylvania wine kiosks will contain no actual wines from Pennsylvania. Which is a blow to PA’s 100+ state wine producers, some Read more…

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New PLCB Wine Kiosks As Easy As 1,2,5,7,10…

Those of you who don’t have the (sometimes mis-) fortune of living in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania probably haven’t been following the entertaining on-going saga of the Wine Kiosk. This strange idea is the brain-child of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, who have a state-run monopoly on the sale and distribution of alcohol in the Read more…

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Wine Online: More Influential Than You Think

By the time you read this, I will be at the 3rd annual Americas Wine Bloggers Conference, as both a participant and a panelist. This year the event is being held in Walla Walla, WA, and the local (and not-very-local) sponsors are looking to roll out the red carpet to the 300 attendees, the majority Read more…

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