links for 2009-06-19

  • 'Buying American sauvignon blanc is still a hit-or-miss affair, but the good news is that an attractive style has emerged in the past several years that's delicious, food-friendly and generally not expensive.'
  • 'To paraphrase Dr. Strangelove, the Australians need to start worrying and learn not to love the (fruit) bomb that is all too often Aussie shiraz. Their world wine domination plan has presumably been significantly revised (since American palates soured on some styles of shiraz) and will hopefully involve bringing more of Australia's diverse wine flavors to foreign shores. We can all raise a glass of Riesling or cabernet to that.'

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