From time to time on the blog, we're going to start including the wine gossip column from Swirl's "Go-Sip Girl" that we normally include in Swirl Events' newsletters. Here's the first installment:
With temperatures finally rising and the Dow still sadly falling, its no surprise that the gossip is hot hot hot! Word on "les rues" is that the vintage in Bordeaux is way too warm to secure a long harvest and that the “En Primeur” campaign might not happen at all! “En Primeur” is like the Kentucky Derby of France, where all of the big names release the price for the year’s wine and a feeding frenzy ensues. For the past few years, Chateau owners have functioned functioned like mini Madoff's and pushed prices as high as possible. With the market for fine wine taking a nose dive, no one wants these blue-chips anymore!
Someone who isn't afraid to jump right into the maelstrom is that Spanish stallion himself, Antonio Banderas. You might think keeping Melanie Griffeth happy would be a full time job, but the artist formally known as Zorro has bought 50% of the Ribera del Duero property Anta Bodegas (yes, he is changing the name to Anta Banderas). To you bargain hunters, don't worry-he plans to keep prices down and increase distribution in the United States. Way to put the spice in Spain, Antonio! Until next time...
XOXO Go-Sip Girl