Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Mondovino Madness
Wine Business Online has put up a link to the Open letter to Robert Parker and his readers from Jonathan Nossiter that was posted on the forum (see my post from yesterday for the link). Also included is a link to a comment on the same letter in the wine magazine Decanter. Decanter's take on the Nossiter letter? "The director of Mondovino has accused Robert Parker's partner Pierre-Antoine Rovani of cynicism, McCarthyism, Orwellianism and all-round bad faith in an 8-page open letter to Parker."

And another link is to the April 12th NPR segment on Mondovino. (The new documentary Mondovino turns the camera on the wine industry. It caused a sensation when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival with its depiction of globetrotting consultants and corporations eager to appeal to the widest possible market. It also describes established wineries trying to hold onto traditions. Beth Accomando of member station KPBS reports.) If that gets too heavy there are other wine related stories at the same page.

Oddly enough the Daily Wine News section of is supplied by, yes that’s correct, Wine Business Online!

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