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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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Thursday
May162013

Weekly Wine News Around the Web

PA Backs Off on Privatization: Anyone who’s spent time in Pennsylvania knows it’s a hassle to procure wine and spirits – Stores are state-controlled and, like similar states, have an interesting approach to customer service, hours of operation, location, and many other key consumer issues. Well, it looks like privatization is on ice in the state, for now, according to this report, with a modified approach preferred by the state’s Senate.

Meditation on Terroir: One of our favorite winery blogs by Tablas Creek Vineyard reflects on the genesis of the term “terroir” and its increased importance in the wine industry, particularly among so-called new world appellations. It’s a great read, delving into the history of terroir and its growth as an essential element for many winemakers and drinkers.

“Parkerization” a Myth?: Wine critic of all wine critics Robert Parker has criticized the notion that there’s been a “Parkerization” in the wine industry so that wines suit his tastes, according to this report. Parker says his tastes remain “complicated and varied,” the report said.

Northwest Vineyard Buys: Two purchases in Oregon highlight increased vineyard buyout activity in recent months. According to two reports from Great Northwest Wine newsletter, Bacchus Capital Management of San Francisco, Calif. purchased Panther Creek Cellars and Precept Wine of Seattle, Wash. bought the Yamhela Vineyard in Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton appellation. Terms were not disclosed.

Editor’s note: The ‘Zilla has been offline for a bit, but we wanted to share the following older news stories with our readers.

Advocate Settles with Former Critic Galloni: The lawsuit filed by wine-rating newsletter the Wine Advocate and its founder Robert Parker against former critic Antonio Galloni has been settled out of court, according to this report. As previously reported, the lawsuit attracted a lot of attention in the wine industry due to the prominent personalities involved.

Land Loss: Some startling results from a study done by researchers at the University of Texas were released last week which suggests that land suitable for growing grapes will disappear between 25% to 75% in major wine producing areas throughout the world by 2050 due to global warming. The study is the first to combine the impact of global warming on wine regions, according to this report from Decanter magazine.