Top 10 wines in the US press

We round up the top 10 wines featured in the US press in the past week.

Eric Pfanner in the International Herald Tribune looks at the French supermarkets’ Annual Wine Fairs which are starting now across the country. What to buy? “Basically, Bordeaux”, says Pfanner. Unlike Burgundy, he says, “it makes huge amounts of wine, even at the high end. The wine fairs are a good way to unload some of it in a way that doesn’t undermine higher prices in export markets.”

Eric Asimov in the New York Times says that “California winemakers share a calling with the Cistercian monks of the Middle Ages: a relentless quest to find the best places to grow pinot noir. Over centuries, the monks settled on the heart of Burgundy, now famous as the Côte d’Or, along with a few scattered sites in Germany that may only now be coming to fruition. In California, the search goes on.” He looks to Alexander Valley, as does Jon Bonné in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Lettie Teague in the Wall Street Journal tries to counter the view that “to many wine drinkers, a light red is anathema, a wine defined by an absence of structure, tannins and wood.”

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