links for 2009-06-22

  • 'First impressions: If the juicy, pitch-perfect 2007s were not to be missed across the board, 2008s will be one of those more complicated years. The emerging line is that it is a return to form for German Riesling — sugar levels more in line with traditional norms (after the elevated levels of the past several vintages, even ''07) and vibrant amounts of the acidity that is Riesling's top selling point.'
  • 'Rosso del Palazzone NV Vino da Tavola is in effect a baby Brunello di Montalcino at a fraction of the price of the real thing.'
    (tags: Italy)

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