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In the San Francisco Chronicle, wine editor Jon Bonne takes a long look at new white wine offerings from South Africa and likes what he sees (and tastes). Wine columnist Bill St. John, writing in the Chicago Tribune, points out the benefits of screwcap closures for a variety of wines of different styles and prices. And Katherine Cole, wine columnist for The Oregonian, debuts her new book this week. You can see more about the innovative Complete Wine Selector at this link. JG

Baltimore Sun: Wine writer Michael Dresser picks 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. (Link)

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Staff writer Marc Bona picks Estancia Chardonnay 2012. (Link)

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Wine writer Gil Lempert-Schwarz chooses Lindeman's Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. (Link)

Dallas Morning News: Wine columnist Rebecca Murphy picks Goats Do Roam Rose 2012. (Link)

Wall Street Journal: Wine columnist Lettie Teague on the art and practice of writing wine notes. (Link) Staff writer Will Lyons on pairing wine with a Tuscan cheese. (Link) On another page, Lyons offers tasting notes on three wines worth pairing - Piccini Sassio al Poggio 2008, Tenuta di Valgiano 2010, and Farone Montepulcian d'Aburzzio Le Vigne 2010. (Link)

Bloomberg News Service: Wine columnist Elin McCoy on the history and evolution of Chateau Haut Brion. (Link)

Forbes Online: Wine columnist Katie Kelly Bell on The Wine Hive, a new wine rack storage system. (Link)

Financial Times: Wine columnist Jancis Robinson on vintage Port wines, with a focus on Quinta do Noval. (Link)

Newark Star-Ledger: Wine writer John Foy on the history and current vintage of Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc. (Link)

San Francisco Chronicle: Wine editor Jon Bonne on white wines from South Africa. Focus is on new offerings which hold more interest and are more diverse than what has been available in the U.S. in years past. Tasting notes on wines from Glen Carlou, Mullineux Family Wines, A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines, Cape Point Winery, and others. (Link)

Napa Register:
Wine columnist Dan Berger on the roller coaster fortunes of the Australian wine industry. Nice comments for wines from Tate, especially the Margaret River Shiraz 2012. (Link)

San Jose Mercury News: Wine columnist Laurie Daniel on wine finds for under $15. Recommendations for wines from Laroche, Neil Ellis, Hardy's, La Vieille Ferme, Grove Ridge, Trinity Oaks, Edna Valley, J. Lohr, d'Arenberg, Bogle, Altano, Da Vinci, J Vineyards, Nobilo, Benziger Family, Dry Creek Vineyard, and others. (Link)

Los Angeles Times: Wine writer Irene Virbila on white wines for Fall enjoyment. Recommendations for wines from Mason, Ameztoi, Dr. Loosen, Jermann, Patrick Piuze, Brooks, Domaine J.A. Ferret, Cantina Frentana, Monchhof, and Venus La Universal. (Link)

Washington Post: Wine columnist Dave McIntyre on the Coravin device for extracting wine from a bottle without removing the cork. Along the way, mentions for wines from Chateau Musar, Chateau d'Yquem, and others. (Link) On another page, recommended wines for Fall enjoyment. Highest rated is Giacomo Fenocchio Rorero Arneis 2012. (Link)

Dallas Morning News:
Staff writer Tina Danze reports on the tasting panel's pairings of wine with fried chicken. Recommended are wines from Louis Tete, Domaine Pichot, Jaume Serra, Kung Fu Girl, and Adelsheim. (Link)

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Wine writer Bill Ward has nice things to say about J Pinot Gris 2012. (Link)

Chicago Tribune:
Wine columnist Bill St. John on the benefits of screwcap closures, with mentions for Chateau de Sours, Yangarra Estate, and others. (Link) On another page, tasting notes on many screwcap wines, including wines from Two Hands, Cade, Plumpjack, Yangarra Estate, Nobilo, Mulderbosch, and others. (Link)

The Oregonian: Wine columnist Katherine Cole on the Bow & Arrow winery in Portland. (Link)

Wine blogger Alder Yarrow offers reviews on wines from Davis Bynum, Joseph Phelps, Keller Estate, Dry Creek Vineyard, Stoller, Pence Ranch, Dutton Goldfield, Clement Barnaut, Stony Hill, and Hedges Family Estate. (Link)

Dr. Vino:
Wine blogger Tyler Colman on the French wine industy fight against draconian legislation that would even ban writing about wine on the Internet. (Link)

Bigger Than Your Head: Wine blogger Fredric Koeppel offers tasting notes on several Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Cornerstone Cellars, Clos du Val, Flora Springs, Louis M. Martini, Parallel, and Sequoia Grove. (Link)

Wine Review Online: Wine writer Paul Lukacs on wines to pair with a steak salad. Choices include wines from Neil Ellis, Chateau de Paraza, St. Francis, Tormaresca, and Vina Pomal. (Link)

1WineDude: Wine blogger Joe Roberts offers mini reviews on wines from Arlando Caprai, Tenuta Castelbuono, Scacciadiavoli, Hugel, Quinta do Vallado, Ken ForresterQuinta da Raza, and Gainey. (Link)

The Gray Report: Wine blogger Blake Gray on the question of malolactic fermentaion in California Charonnay wines. (Link)

Terroirist: Wine blogger Tyson Scheumann interviews winemaker Aaron Pott, a winemaker and consultant for several Napa Valley wineries. (Link)

Winophilia: Wine blogger Stephen Tanzer offers a tasting note on Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2011. (Link)

JancisRobinson: Wine blogger Jancis R obinson recommends Errazuriz Chardonnay Aconcagua Costa 2011. (Link)


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