Search the 'Zilla
'Zilla Wine and Tunes Pairing

The two essential elements of the CORKZILLA experience – Wine and music – in a pairing. Our signature feature will continue in 2013, but we've decided to take a break from the grind of producing thoughtful pairings on a monthly basis. Please look for an archive page highlighting our pairings from the past coming soon. Cheers!

What We're Listening to

Keith Richards, "Crosseyed Heart," Republic Records

Gary Clark Jr., "The Story of Sonny Boy Slim," Warner Brothers Records

Warren Haynes Featuring Railroad Earth, "Ashes and Dust," Concord Records

Jason Isbell, "Something More Than Free," Southeastern Records

Phish, "Live Bait Vol. 11" (free digital download)

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, "Chasing Yesterday," Sour Mash Records

Neil Young, "On the Beach," Reprise Records

Massive Attack, "Protection," Circa Records

D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Black Messiah," RCA Records

Brokedown in Bakersfield, "Live!," Little Sur Records

Ryan Adams, "Ryan Adams," Pax-Am Records

Rich Robinson, "The Ceaseless Sight," The End Records

Jack White, "Lazaretto," Third Man Records

The Wayne Shorter Quartet, "Without a Net," Blue Note Records

Reach out to CORKZILLA
« Results of a Random Rhone Tasting | Main | 'Zilla's Monthly Wine and Tunes Pairing »
Thursday
Jun072012

Weekly Wine News Around the Web

Auction Prices Take a Dip: The Atlantic Magazine surmises that recent declines in wine auction prices portend a possible wider contraction in the luxury goods market. Auction prices have reportedly taken a 23 percent dip this year, largely due to Chinese buying patterns, after a 264 increase since the end of 2003.

Ongoing Bordeaux Uncertainty: In related news, store owners are predicting further “pain ahead” even as Bordeaux producers continue to discount their vintages, according to this Decanter magazine report. Given the run up for high-end Bordeaux, this contraction is to be expected, but the ongoing softness from Asian markets remains a bit of a surprise, given their love affair with the French varietal.

Lot18 Tries to Keep Focus: the flash wine deal site Lot18 has let 11 employees go after expanding its business too quickly after raising $44.5 million in venture capital funding, according to this report. “One of the perils of having a lot of money is, it’s easy to launch a lot of things,” Founder and President Philip James told Betabeat. The food and travel businesses will be eliminated, according to the report.

Two Prong Strategy for Diageo: Alcohol conglomerate Diageo has its sights set on the so-called millennial consumer with the launch of three new wine brands, according to this report. The three new brands – Butterfly Kiss, Rose ‘n’ Blum, and Stark Raving – will all be priced in the $12 to $14 range and hope to sell 100,000 cases of each brand by the end of the year. Diageo professes to be focused on its “heritage” wine brands and its aforementioned “lifestyle” brands, part of a “two pronged” strategy in its wine business.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>