No nose for wine choices | Letters to the Editor | Indy Week
Pin It

No nose for wine choices 

What a disappointment—your article on North Carolina wines, especially the panel tasting (Dish, Aug. 6). I have every respect for the tasters, who know their wines. And with one exception I would agree with them. But the choices of wine! For the most part, they were terribly misleading for your readers, and unfair to the numerous North Carolina winemakers who make good wines, several that compare very well with wines made in some of the leading wine regions of the world.

Given a budget of $200, I could suggest at least 15 or more North Carolina wines to choose among that the panel would have liked, including sauvignon blancs from Childress and Shelton vineyards far superior to the one in the tasting. And why no syrahs, or one of the graceful N.C. Chardonnays, Viogniers, or one of the very exciting wines from Raffaldini—the crisp, dry Vermentino 2007 and the dark, vibrant Montepulciano 2006? Your readers should know that there are appealing wines made here which would impress North Carolinians, surprise them, and even make them proud.

Barbara Ensrud
Durham

Latest in Letters to the Editor

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Letters to the Editor



Twitter Activity

Comments

in regard to the abortion law under consideration - can we assume these wise white men will see to it …

by jej on Back talk (Letters to the Editor)

When you pull tongue-in-cheek comments out of context of the original thread, it'd be nice if you had the courtesy …

by Heath Satow on Not a Lot of Nazi Statues in Berlin (Letters to the Editor)

Most Read

  1. Money Tree (Peripheral Visions)
  2. The Dark Side of the Funny Business (Letters to the Editor)
  3. No Candy Before Dinner (Letters to the Editor)

Most Recent Comments

in regard to the abortion law under consideration - can we assume these wise white men will see to it …

by jej on Back talk (Letters to the Editor)

When you pull tongue-in-cheek comments out of context of the original thread, it'd be nice if you had the courtesy …

by Heath Satow on Not a Lot of Nazi Statues in Berlin (Letters to the Editor)

Thanks for pulling my quote out without noting that the comment was made tongue-in-cheek. A bit creepy when you pull …

by Heath Satow on Not a Lot of Nazi Statues in Berlin (Letters to the Editor)

was the misogony stuff actually some type of performance art?

by sthomper on Mob Rule (Letters to the Editor)

Ryan Plankenhorn appears to have good intentions with his remarks, and it is much appreciated. I would kindly like him …

by MelissaJ123 on Blind Attack (Letters to the Editor)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation