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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

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Friday
Feb132015

Weekly Wine News Around the Web

You’d Better Have a Good Reason, America! Wine drinking trends appear to indicate a slowdown in consumption in the United States, according to this article on Wine-searcher.com based on research from Wine Opinions. There are many factors to indicate such a change in wine consumption after 20-plus years of growth, but what stands out as a data point is consumption falling in the “occasional wine drinker” category, with those drinkers generally thought to represent the next generation, or "bullpen," of future high-frequency wine drinkers, according to the article.

Brewer-Clifton Sells 70 percent stake: Fresh off being named the No. 8 wine in Wine Spectator magazine’s Top 100 for 2014, Brewer-Clifton sold 70 percent of the winery to a group of investors led by Ken Fredrickson, a master sommelier and wholesaler, according to an article in the Shanken News Daily blog. Making wines from the Santa Rita Hills appellation in Central California, Brewer-Clifton (bottles pictured at right from a tasting at the 2014 Wine Blogger Conference) is known as a top producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Too Much Bulk Wine? California’s huge 2014 harvest may mean an inventory surplus for grape-growers and wine producers, according to this article based on data from a large wine broker. The result? Cheaper wines and their growers will have a tough time finding a home for their product, according to the article, published in Harpers wine and Spirit magazine.

UK Manager of Fine Wine Liquidates: Continuing a trend in the United Kingdom, APW Asset Management Limited will go into liquidation, according to an article in Decanter magazine. APW Asset Management has over 2,000 customers in the UK, according to the report.

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