Top 10 wines in the US press23rd October, 2012 by Andy Young
In the New York Times Eric Asimov gave a nod to the change in season and recommends his readers to drink seasonally.
He said: “It’s a fundamental precept, and it makes as much sense intuitively as dressing seasonally or carrying an umbrella on a cloudy day.”
In this case the simple view, Asimov adds, is to drink by colour: whites in the summer and reds in colder times. But, he warns, “it’s easy but vacuous logic. Colour is not the most significant factor in drinking seasonally.
“It’s texture and weight. Just as you choose lighter clothing in hot weather and heavier layers in the cold, so, too, do we gravitate toward more delicate wines in summer and sturdier bottles in winter.”
Writing for the Washington Post under the headline, “The best value in red wine today”, Dave McIntyre featured Argentinian Malbec. He wrote: “At $10 or $30 or even $100, Malbecs from Argentina offer extraordinary value.
“I can’t say there aren’t bad examples out there, but in my recent tastings I haven’t found any, while many I tasted were terrific. Argentina’s Malbecs may very well be the best value in red wine available today.”