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October 1, 2012

In the San Jose Mercury News, columnist Laurie Daniel writes glowingly about the wines of Priorat. Elin McCoy, in Bloomberg News, takes a close look at the restructuring of the classification system in St. Emilion. And wine blogger Tyler Colman (Dr. Vino) reports from the Cape 2012 South Africa wine event. JG

Baltimore Sun: Wine writer Michael Dresser picks Pepi Chenin Blanc Viognier 2011. (Link)

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Staff writer Donald Rosenberg picks Vistabla Corte C Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. (Link)

Los Angeles Times:
Wine writer Irene Virbila picks OdderoBarbera d'Alba 2009. (Link)

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Wine writer Gil Lempert-Schwarz chooses Slow Paseo Red 2010. (Link)

Dallas Morning News: Wine columnist Rebecca Murphy picks Bodegas Sierra Norte 'Pasion de Bobal' 2009. (Link)

New York Times: Wine columnist Eric Asimov on moderately priced Bordeaux wines from the 2009 vintage. Top rating goes to La Croix de Beaucaillou, while Chateau Lusseau is noted as a fine value. (Link)

Wall Street Journal: Wine columnist Lettie Teague on the growing popularity of CellarTracker. Comments from founder Eric Levine, and mentions for wines from Argyle, Stag's Leap, and others. (Link) Staff writer Will Lyons on the passing of British wine merchant Patrick Sandeman. Also, recommendations for wines from Domainede la Mordoree, Castellodel Terriccio, and Domaine de la Douzix. (Link)

Bloomberg News Service:
Wine columnist Elin McCoy on the recent changes to the St. Emilion classification system. Mentions for Ausone, Angelus, Cheval Blanc, and others. (Link)

Financial Times:
Wine columnist Jancis Robinson on the quality evolution of Port producer Cockburn's. Tasting notes on several rare vintages. (Link)

Newark Star-Ledger:
Wine writer John Foy on the Sauvignon Blanc wines of St. Supery. Nice comments on the Dollarhide Estate 2011, the St. Supery Estate 2011, and the Virtu 2011. (Link)

San Francisco Chronicle: Wine editor Jon Bonne on Tempranillo wines from California, Arizona, and Oregon. Tasting produces uneven results, but yields a few recommendations. (Link)

Sacramento Bee:
Wine columnist Mike Dunne has nice things to say about Hearst Ranch 'Three Sisters Cuvee' 2009. (Link)

Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Wine columnist Dan Berger on making quality wines in significant volume. Focus on Kendall-Jackson, Fetzer, and others. (Link)

San Jose Mercury News:
Wine columnist Laurie Daniel on the wines of Priorat, with a focus on wines from Alvaro Palacios, Rene Barbier, and others. (Link)

Washington Post: Guest columnist Jason Wilson on Sangiovese wines from Italy. Wines from Maremma, and Montefalco are featured. (Link) On another page, tasting notes on wines from Le Pupille, Mantellassi, Arnaldo Caprai, and Colpetrone. (Link)

Houston Chronicle:
Wine columnist Dale Robertson on Houston sommelier Ben Roberts. Along the way, mentions for wines from Geyser Peak, Hudson Vineyards, Dona Paula, Nickel & Nickel, and others. (Link)

Dallas Morning News:
Staff writer Tina Danze reports on a recent tasting of Texas wines, with notes on wines from PedernalesCellars, McPherson Vineyards, DuchmanFamily Winery, and others. (Link)

Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Wine writer Bill Ward on pairing wines with game. Also, recommendation for Pierre Gaillard Syrah 2010. (Link)

Nashville Tennessean:
Guest columnist Steve Prati on wines from New Zealand, with recommendations for wines from Cloudy Bay, Whitehaven, Wild Rock, and Nobilo. (Link)

Chicago Tribune:
Wine columnist Bill St. John on navigating wine labels, with mentions for labeling practices in different countries. (Link) On another page, label examples from Bodegas Beronia, and Ridge Vineyards. (Link)

The Oregonian:
Wine columnist Katherine Cole on the recent history and evolution of the Oregon wine industry. (Link)

Seattle Times:
Wine columnist Paul Gregutt on Gina Gallo and her new Gallo Signature Series of wines. Also, recommendation for Columbia Crest Grand Estates Armitage Red 2009. (Link)

Wine blogger Alder Yarrow offers tasting notes on wines from Dutton Goldfield, Peju Winery, Villa Bellangelo, Chateau Simard, and others. (Link)

Dr. Vino:
Wine blogger Tyler Colman reports from South Africa on the Cape 2012 wine conference. Mentions for Glenelly winery, and others. (Link)

Bigger Than Your Head:
Wine blogger Fredric Koeppel has nice things to say about Morgan Twelve Clones Pinot Noir 2010. (Link)

The Feiring Line:
Wine blogger Alice Feiring on the launch of her new newsletter - The Feiring Line. (Link)

Wine Review Online:
Wine writer Robert Whitley on a recent wine judging event for sommeliers. Praise for wines from River Road Family Vineyards, Acacia, BodgeasBeronia, Trapiche, Bonterra, and others. (Link)

Wine blogger Joe Roberts on an imaginative ranking of wine districts, with Champagne at the top of the list. (Link)

The Gray Report:
Wine blogger Blake Gray interviews winemaker Robert Brittan of Brittan Vineyards. (Link)

Terroirist: Wine blogger David White interviews winemaker Paul Clifton of Hahn Family Wines. (Link) Eater: Wine blogger Talia Baiocci on the hottest new wine bars around the country. (Link)

Zester Daily: Wine blogger Elin McCoy recommends Domaine Colinot Irance 'Les Mazelots' 2010. (Link)

Wine blogger Dave McIntyre on vintner Jean-Charles Boisset and his many and varied wine ventures. (Link)

Wine blogger JancisRobinson recommends Domaine St. Gayan Gigondas 2007. (Link)

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