Another week has passed and another heart stopping finish for my Fighting Irish. I think I may be getting too old for these last minute and crazy finishes but a win is a wine...err...win! We had a pretty eventful week at Pulling The Cork as we went pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, finished up a great Taste & Talk with Cindy from Passaggio Wines and we had a great piece from Neile Wolfe.
Let's take a look back at some other interesting things from around the wine blogosphere.
It is more common for me to bring my own wine from my cellar and pay corkage at a restaurant than to pay the ridiculous mark ups most restaurants charge for wine. Sylvia Rector at the Detroit Free Press says that might be changing as restaurants are starting to lower prices on wine in response to customer buying patterns in light of tough economic times. Too bad they will never get to retail level!
From Decanter - a very unusual find of some very rare wines came about by a complete fluke. Ten bottles of Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg 1969, magnums of 1964 Latour, a double magnum of Lafite 1960, Cockburn 1927, magnums of Sandeman 1935, a bottle of Roederer Cristal 1966 and a Jeroboam (4.5 litres) of Latour 1949 are a few of the treasures that have been discovered and are now on sale.
Steve Bachmann, CEO of Vinfolio, has another perspective on the state of the wine industry in these tough economic times. Specifically he talks about high end California wine sales and he says that we are in for a period of price stabilization while California wine makers and wineries need to start looking to Asia to expand their business.
If you haven't hung out at Supple Wine you're and idiot. Ok, that was harsh...sorry! Seriously, our good friend Mike Supple (@supplewine on Twitter) has an amazing site and this past week he had a great video on the reality and truth about cork as a wine closure. He hung out at Willamette Valley Vineyards recently, shot some video and brings us the TRUTH about cork - the truth shall set you free! Or at least make you feel better about cork as a closure...get ready to be educated!
Finally, as it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we go back to July for this article from Wine Spectator's Jacob Gaffney on how wine may lessen the effects of radiation therapy in cancer patients.
As always, thanks for hanging out at Pulling The Cork. This coming week we have a special Breast Cancer Awareness Month Taste & Talk with Budge Brown of Cleavage Creek wines who lost his wife of 48 years to cancer and is doing something about it with his wine. We will also have a couple wine reviews and an article or two.