GoVino, opprobrium, Cambridge, Yale – sipped & spit

govino1Going, going, gone: GoVino, the “#1 best seller” in wine glasses on Amazon, has been sold. Pat Stotesbery, owner of Ladera Vineyards in Napa, has bought the developer and designer of polymer (aka “plastic”) extremely practical glasses for an undisclosed sum. He told North Bay Business Journal that the possibilities for the glasses are “endless” and he will take them to the “next level.”

SPIT: bile. Robert Parker’s most recent comments get a public airing. Drink every time you hear “extremists” or “elitists”!

SIPPING UNABATED: John Boehner says he wouldn’t give up wine (and smokes) in order to become presidents. The wine color? Red, natch.

SIPPED, not chugged. Cambridge spends $5 million a year on wine. Should we infer that they do barrel stands there instead of the more plebeian keg stands? [Telegraph]

CROWNED: NYU Stern and Yale Law will represent the US at the Bordeaux Cup in June. [winespectator]

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2 Responses to “GoVino, opprobrium, Cambridge, Yale – sipped & spit”

  1. Nothing new here regarding Parker. He has always been the ultimate thin-skinned bully, and now that he is–at best–slipping into irrelevance and–at worst–becoming an object of ridicule and representative of bad taste, it’s no surprise that he is going out in a blaze of bitterness and vindictive screeds.

    The market is growing up and turning against his overblown cocktail wines. The younger generation could care less about his tastes while attempting to drop a Parker score to a sommelier in Chicago or New York is horribly counterproductive.

    His time has passed, and he has neither intellect to recognize it nor the character to leave the scene gracefully.

  2. it s sounds as though Mr. Parker has been imbibing some of those 15.5% wines.


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