Beijing Hearts Barossa: The Chinese develop a taste for Australian wines and Australian vineyards.
Pennsylvania Considers Embracing Sanity, Entering 21st Century: A report commissioned by the governor recommends privatizing liquor sales in the state.
Cape of Dashed Hope? An excellent Jancis Robinson article on the lack of equal opportunity and poor working conditions in South Africa’s wine industry.
Pairing Food and Wine, New York Times style: Eric Asimov takes over as the paper’s interim restaurant critic; he will continue writing his weekly wine column.