Thursday, February 18, 2010
The Sipping News
Plenty of wine woes out there today. A French judge handed out suspended jail terms and hefty fines to 12 wine industry figures for selling millions of bottles of fake pinot noir to US winegiant E&J Gallo. The wine was sold under Gallo’s Red Bicyclette pinot noir label, even though it was made from far less expensive grape varieties. [Chicago Tribune]
Dan Berger of the Press Democrat innumerates all the ways California wine makers can manipulate their wine, including the addition of water and grape concentrates.