Friday, April 12, 2013

Weekly Wine Happenings for April 12, 2013

Some interesting news in the world of wine this week. Perhaps most interesting (and most alarming) for Ontario wine drinkers is a National Post article stating that LCBO workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action if an agreement cannot be reached between the union and retail giant. As the article points out, no strike action is yet confirmed, but it is possible that the LCBO will shut down if an agreement is not reached soon.

In less pressing news, the Globe and Mail printed a piece on Faugères, a lesser-known appellation in the Languedoc-Rousillion region of France, which produces some great, largely unkown wines. The author labelled Faugères as 'wine for hipsters', which is true if Bordeaux and Burgundy are your benchmarks, but if you want something really obscure, we suggest taking a look at Koshu, a Japanese wine that really is quite unique.

The Telegraph also ran an interesting story on the evolution Rosé wines, tracing the shift from rosé as 'swimming pool wine' to something that is taken seriously by wine writers and everyday drinkers alike.

Finally, the New York Times printed an article on retirement of Jacques Lardière, the former head of Burgundy giant Louis Jadot. The article offered an interesting look at Mr. Lardière's time with Louis Jadot and his legacy.

That's it for us this week. We hope you have a fantastic weekend with good wine and even better company!

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