Wine Advocate’s new order, LVMH, trenta – sipped and spit

SIPPED: baton passing
Robert Parker has announced editorial changes at the Wine Advocate, including the fact that he will no longer be reviewing the wines of California. Antonio Galloni will assume those duties and add the Cote d’Or and Chablis to his bailiwick that already includes all of Italy and Champagne. And who said criticism was getting more regionalized?

SPIT: recession
The drinks division at LVMH reports a 19% rise in revenues to €3.3 billion. Dom Pérignon and Krug were standouts. [Guardian]

SIPPED: creative shipping
Maryland wine consumer can’t have wine shipped to them. So many have it shipped to friends in Virginia or offices in DC (remember how DC is the thirstiest non-state in the nation?). It’s a miserable inconvenience and the Maryland law should simply be changed. []

GULPED: Trenta
Good to know: the Starbucks “trenta” size can also serve as a decanter. [cockeyed]

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4 Responses to “Wine Advocate’s new order, LVMH, trenta – sipped and spit”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Wine Lover +, Dr Vino, Robert Whitley, yancharbonneau-wine, Susan Rice and others. Susan Rice said: Wine Advocate’s new order, LVMH, trenta – sipped and spit: SIPPED: baton passing Robert Parker has announced edi… […]

  2. The guy with the Trenta: a) stores his wine in the wrong place! b) seems to be pouring the wine over leftover ice with coffee residue! What’s that about?

  3. Ha, good points, Steve!

    Also, given that a wine bottle holds about 25 ounces and that the “Trenta” holds 31, I would have expected more room (headspace?) in the cup…

  4. Tyler – Speaking of the MD proposal, please check out my oped in yesterday’s Washington Post ( Maryland’s laws are, indeed, a “miserable inconvenience” — and they should outrage consumers everywhere.


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