VinoWeek Episode 23 - Wine Crimes

Food Republic has put out a video detailing how fake wine is made and brought to the market. It's a super slick production, exposing the secrets of recent infamous fraudstersand explaining how confidentiality and shame perpetuate the status quo. 

One of our favorite wine retailers K&L Wines in San Francisco has moved to a new and larger location.

In an article for Vogue, Jordan Salcito, beverage director for Momofuku restaurants, shares how her pregnancy has worked to her advantage.

Is the legalization of marijuana good for the wine business? Jeremy Parzen speculates whether the emerging marijuana business will follow the path of "Big Wine". 

The wine of the week is Arianna Occhipinti's 2014 Tami' Frappato. If you've never had a Frappato here's a chance for you to stretch your palate.  Arianna farms organically and uses the natural winemaking process with wild yeast fermentations. Medium garnet in color, the wine offers up a fresh clean aroma of red berries , with a hint of smoke. I kept sticking my nose in the glass trying to figure out what was going on. As the wine opened up volcanic earth notes came into play. In the mouth it's smooth and balanced with a perfect play between the tannins and acids. Think cranberries and light cream. It's not a big wine, but it has perfect tension with good minerality, juicy fruit and spice. Arianna's Frappato would be right at home on your Thanksgiving table. 12.5% abv $13 - $16

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