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  • May 10th, 2010

    Wine News – May 10, 2010

    At Uncorked Cincinnati we’re all about Cincinnati wine, but we also like to keep our eye on the rest of the wine world. Let’s see what’s going on.

    Photo by derekGavey

    Photo by derekGavey

    Ransoming the World’s Most Famous Vineyard
    From Vinography, I really hope this isn’t the beginning of an unfortunate trend. The owner of arguably the most famous winery in the world, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, recently received two threatening letters promising to poison his vineyards unless a substantial ransom was paid. Fortunately the culprit has since been apprehended.

    Additional Tip: The most recent edition of Wine Spectator magazine has a fantastic in-depth look at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. You can also pick up a bottle to try yourself for around $3,000. :)

    Sonoma Vintners to Wineries: Promote Sonoma County or Become a Criminal!
    From Fermentation, the Sonoma County Vintners Association is trying to get a law passed that would force Sonoma County wineries to place the words “Sonoma County” on their wine labels. I completely agree with the author’s take on this one. Wineries should be free to market and communicate with consumers however they see fit through their labels. At the end of the day it’s the wineries’ responsibility to sell their wine, and if the words “Sonoma County” helps that effort they would have already made that decision.

    The Top 50 Craft Breweries
    From Grapes and Grains, the Brewers’ Association recently released their “2009 Top 50 Craft Breweries” list.  Unfortunately no Cincinnati-area shops made the cut, but the Great Lakes Brewing Co. out of Cleveland made the list at #23.

    Screw Caps Ace Another Test Against Corks
    From the May 2010 edition of Wine Spectator magazine, a 10-year study by the Australian Wine Research Institute shows how good wine performs under different closure conditions.  The results clearly show screw caps as the preferred closure over different types of corks and synthetic corks.  Once a year each wine in the study was opened, tasted, and analyzed.  According to a researcher on the study, most of the wines sealed with closures other than the screw cap were completely undrinkable.  Wow.

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