Some days are better for wine news than others, but today was particularly special, as the wine world was out in force. Here are some of my favorite headlines from today:
New Movie In the Works about Robert Parker, starring Javier Bardem
Based on the best-selling book, The Emperor of Wine, by Elin McCoy, the film will tell all about the man from Monkton.
The Wine Spectator Opens New Wine Bar
Now they have a glossy countertop for their glossy magazine. Apparently The Wine Spectator is set to open a brand new wine bar concept, featuring only wines that the editors have scored 90 points or higher.
Green Wine Packaging Taken to the Next Level: The Edible Box
With the ever growing concern about carbon footprints and global warming, the Bronco Wine Company continues its role as an industry pioneer with this new packaging solution.
Rumors of Animosity are Overblown: Jancis Robinson and Robert Parker Share a Hotel Room
Though they've often been at odds over wine, the two most powerful figures in the world of wine criticism are apparently on good enough terms to share a hotel room when they run short in Bordeaux.
Wine Blogger is Easily Bought in First Ever Acquisition
Wine blogger Jeff Lefevre has just sold his blog to the folks that run Boing Boing. This may be the first in a series of buyouts as new media firms make a rush for wine blogs.
Those were all the good ones I found. Anyone spot any others?
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