Guala Screwcap Skinny

What would a Chenin Challenge be without a controversy? Asked why he was deposed as panel chairman to ordinary judge this year, recently resignated WINE magazine editor Christian Eedes (who quits the magazine’s permanent staff in February, a transformation process from Pinelands Pundit to Mowbray Maven) replied with a pithy “no comment.” Especially in light of the announcement last year that Xtian would be chairman of ALL tasting panels at WINE. Confirmed by Xtian himself in an e-mail to colleagues earlier this week “it has been agreed in principle between myself and the magazine’s publishers that I will retain the role of panel tasting chairman.”