On the west coast of the United States it's fire season and the Soberanes fire near Big Sur, California and a wildfire near Prosser, Washington has caused lots of concern for farmers and winery owners.
Antonio Galloni pens a wonderful piece, while offering a sobering viewpoint on the recent sale of one of Barolo's gems, Vietti Winery to American businessman Kyle Krause. Mr. Galloni also has some suggestions on how to start a wine collection.
Here's a quick primer on the differences between Left Bank and Right Bank Bordeaux.
Michele Parente explains why wine costs what it does.
Bill and I discuss these stories and a few more as we get back into the swing of things after a brief hiatus.
As always thanks for listening and tell a friend about us. Cheers!