Death of wine writing, kitty wine, M&A – sipped and spit

kitty_wineDEATH OF WINE WRITING, continued: The SF Chronicle will end the food & wine section as a stand-alone section. Although there will be no layoffs, the offices will be relocated, the test kitchen closed, and the column inches (presumably) reduced. [NYT]

DEATH OF WINE DRINKING in Europe: Newsweek has a story on declining consumption of wine in Italy. Charts! Quotes!

GULPED: Vox Media acquires Curbed and Eater for about $30 million. [Fortune]

CRAZY TALK: Rudy K may lodge an insanity plea in his wine counterfeiting trial. [Bloomberg; Hosemaster]

The Cautionary tale of HAIRY VAYNERCHIMP: need we say more?

SIPPED: style. Check out what I have to say on wine style and the rotating gif over at

SPIT: Hello, kitty! Someone in Japan has released a cabernet juice “wine” designed for cats. It get a purrrfect score, but the only trouble is that most cats don’t like the kitty wine. [CNBC]

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3 Responses to “Death of wine writing, kitty wine, M&A – sipped and spit”

  1. I love the line: “Even though cats may not drink the wine, owners still want it for them,” Grapes are toxic for dogs and possibly not so good for cats. Animal rights activists should be alerted.

  2. Death of wine writing? I don’t think so! Newspapers are going the way of 8-track tape, cassette tapes and the LP. They’re a near-dead media format. It won’t be long before printed magazines kick the bucket as well. If Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and other similar printed media don’t come up with a better alternative they’ll the dinosaur.

  3. That’s unfortunate about Italy drinking less wine. Whenever I think of Italy, I always picture someone sitting amongst friends enjoying a nice class of something local. It just doesn’t have the same affect when you replace the glass of wine with some kind of commercialized beer or spirit.

    I guess we’ll all have to do our part to fill the void 🙂


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