It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost that time again -Time to bring in the new and say goodbye to the past. And, what a year it has been. It was minor in the scheme of things. But in the wine world we were shaken by the confirmation that wine merchant Premier Cru was running a Ponzi scheme. It was not only a Ponzi scheme, but also a sordid story behind the scenes. In case you missed it you can read all about it in an article entitled Premier Crude – Blackmail, Sex and Fraud.
So much for the past. All eyes on the road ahead. In years past I have made many fearless forecasts (to read the complete history click here). This coming year I am going to play the role of a bystander and let things play out. One thing that is new to look forward to is the arrival of the great 2015 Red Burgundies. As I said before: the vintage has produced great wines from bottom to top. I hope to have my 2015 Burgundy article out early in 2017. The wines will start to arrive later in 2017, although some are already being sold now. Other than that it is business as usual for me. I have a lot of catching up to do to get the Old Underground issues on the website. I have been reviewing them and it is fascinating to see how things were and how things are now in the world of wine. It is truly a mixed bag.
I look forward to drinking more wines from my cellar in 2017. And, maybe I can find time to do more Cellar Notes articles. Yet it is very gratifying for me to keep up with the California wineries that are making traditionally styled wines. They continue to improve and are truly world class. And, there are a lot of them right here in my area of the Central Coast. So there will be more reports on the wines from my favorite wineries.
And always remember :
In Vino Veritas,