Cheval Blanc, half bottles, Beaujolais, cot – sipped and spit

SIPPED: Bordeaux brands
How big is your brand extension? Cheval Blanc, one of the wines in the LVMH stable, will include a Paris luxury hotel of the same name. []

Oh my cot!
Things you learn in the WSJ: Cahors is the only region of France where malbec is still grown. Actually, Cahors only grows two-thirds of French malbec per ONIVINS.

SIPPED: diversity
Über-somm David Lynch will open a wine restaurant in SF where all sub-$100 wines will be available as 375ml for half price. Kind of makes you want to try two different halves, no? [SFGate]

SIPPED: Beaujolais
Beaujolais from 2009 and 2010 get thumbs up in a thoughtful LA Times article. “Beaujolais is a party,” says a natural winemaker who still seeks to capture the fun of the wine.

SIPPED: wine jobs
Senior account executive (PR), California Direct Sales Manager for an import portfolio, assistant cellarmaster internship at BALTHAZAR, executive assistant to the CEO at Acker Merrall, and more!

SIPPED: traveling with wine
HOW TO: Bring wine on board a plane
HOW TO: successfully check wine on a plane

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5 Responses to “Cheval Blanc, half bottles, Beaujolais, cot – sipped and spit”

  1. Nice find on the Cot, Dr Vino. Maybe Scott Manlin will pop in to defend the WSJ writer’s research skills?

  2. How can the WSJ have a wine writer who knows so little about French wines. Anyone with a modicum of French wine knowledge must know that there’s plenty of Malbec grown in the Loire at the very least. Or at least would learn that in the course of writing such an article.

  3. Wow! Shame on the WSJ! Need a new wine writer.

  4. Everybody in the wine industry has known for years that Lettie Teague is a complete lightweight. Once again the public is reminded of the fact. She’s in way over her head and the water is still shallow. What a dope. Jay McInerney isn’t any better, by the way. A name-dropper supreme but his wine knowledge is a joke.

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