Cellarist Speaks

Posted by Keith Wallace

In this week’s Cellarist, Jon Bonne’ makes this excellent point:  “If we can’t say ‘clos,’ do we get to ban such Franco-American labels as Fat Bastard and French Rabbit, or the Jumilla-generated Mad Dogs & Englishman?”  The outrage over the EU’s decision to hijack common wine terms continues.

Robot pruners?  Does this mean more job losses in the fields are on the way?

The light brown apple moth continues moving north through Sonoma County.  Quarantines were ordered for an 18 square mile area that includes 280 acres of grapes.

And for those among us who are either unaffected by the economic downturn or simply ignoring it altogether, our good friend Eric Arnold – over at Forbes magazine – has written up Ten Great International Wine Destinations. Happy travels!

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