Food trucks are all the rage these days, but I dare say this is one of the first wine trucks. On the Epicurean blog, an interview with Amy Lillard, an American ex-pat who, along with her husband Matt Kling, makes organic and biodynamic wine in the southern Rhône.
S. Irene Virbila’s review of Gerald Asher’s A Carafe of Red in the Los Angeles Times makes me want to read the book. “Wine, I found, draws on everything and leads everywhere,” says Asher. “Amen,” says the reviewer. And here’s an interesting and honest piece by Telegraph wine critic Victoria Moore about what she drinks at home, off the job.
Do you wine geeks out there find that guests are too intimidated to bring a bottle of wine to your home? Unfortunate, isn’t it? This comes up in Lettie Teague’s Wall Street Journal piece Houseguest Wine: Yes to Albariño, No to Malbec. If you find yourself in NYC, her profile of this “wine fixer” may come in handy.
I’ve been a big fan of Santorini’s white wines ever since I made a short trip to the island in 2009. You might say I have a soft spot for Santorini (see My Big Fat Greek Date). So I’ve been interested to see a few blogger reports surfacing from a recent trip. W. Blake Gray discusses how female enologists are taking over Santorini, Jameson Fink talks Assyrtiko (as well as smoked eggplant ice cream and vinsanto), and Mary Cressler provides an introduction to the grapes of Santorini.
On the, uh, rather quirky side, here’s a story about “wine angels,” women who scale a restaurant’s glass cellar doors in Catwoman suits to retrieve bottles for (bemused?) customers. And also, who knew that Brad and Angelina own a rosé-making estate in Provence?