Latour Leads a Revolution Against Futures?

Chateau Latour no longer sells in futures. This was “stupendous” news when it aired a couple of years back, but really had little immediate effect on the vast majority of us normal folks who can’t afford First Growth Bordeaux in Continue reading

Taste: an interview with Francois Mitjavile of Tertre Roteboeuf

A few years ago I interviewed Francois Mitjavile, the brilliant winemaker/philosopher who owns Tertre Roteboeuf in St. Emilion, for the Underground Wine Journal (sadly no longer in print). I think what he says is still highly relevant. I might be tempted Continue reading

Tuscany in August – hot weather, hot wines!

  At 90+ degrees Fahrenheit it was definitely beach weather, albeit a little hotter than the vines really needed. White grape harvest was starting (record-breaking early) in many estates. It sounds like most estates will start picking the red around mid-September, Continue reading