In a study analyzing more than 64,000 wine scores dating to the 1970s and taken from the major wine magazines, wine lover and data scientist Suneal Chaudhary found that there is a critical bias in favor of red wines. The Wine Curmudgeon, Jeff Siegel, explores what the study found.
“These young farmers with their tanned skin and leather bracelets are living a kind of bohemian utopia: Make beautiful wine using only the tools Mother Earth provides. Let the moon and the stars be your guide. Think small and waste nothing.” In the New York Times, Danielle Pergament visits biodynamic producers in Italy — “ones that are more farm than factory.”
In Decanter, Ellie Douglas shares how Stephen Selman, wine lover and horticulturalist, saved a UK vineyard by uprooting the vines and moving them 100 miles across the county.
Elsewhere in Decanter, William Kelley offers his thoughts on the Burgundy 2016 vintage after spending several weeks harvesting grapes in the region.
Wine-Searcher also looks at Burgundy’s 2016 vintage, and how a change of fortunate at the end of the vintage has left vignerons optimistic.
Michelle Locke tracks the progress of prosecco, and the “col fòndo” style (which means “with sediment”) in Palate Press.
Are wine critics, winemakers and somms at increased risk for cancer? The Prince of Pinot explores the answer.
Is the future of wine and food synthetic? Tim Carl investigates in the Napa Valley Register.