Daily Wine News: Blank Slate

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-31-2012

The Hungarian Parliament, in Budapest.

In a wonderful blog post, Alder Yarrow profiles Hungarian winemaker Zoltan Demeter, who “designed his own future on the blank slate of a new nation.”

From the New York Times: “When Is a Wine Not a Wine? When European Regulations Say It’s Not.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre discusses a recent tasting of three Chardonnays grown at Stoller Vineyards in the Dundee Hills region of Oregon’s Willamette Valley – and what each showed about “the hand of the winemaker.”

“Don’t look now, but California red wine may be returning to its old color. Which is red.” So proclaims Dan Berger in his latest column.

Remember those bottles of Champagne discovered in a 165+-year-old shipwreck in the Baltic Sea? Turns out they’re still quite tasty.

At a Sonoma State University conference about wine business education, attendees agreed that “those in the wine industry need a better grasp on the economics that drive sales.”

According to Blane Bachelor, Boonville is “the hidden gem of California’s wine country.”

On his blog, Jon Bonné  writes about the just released “Metro Wine Map” of California.

In Wine Spectator, Tim Fish details his 10 favorite Zinfandel values from the past year.

Deciding which emerging markets to invest in? Perhaps you should check out the wines.

Comments (1)

  1. Re: the ancient Champagne — quite tasty, you say?

    How about “reek[ing] of horse manure” and “wild animal.” Bidders should be advised that “it is at least drinkable in the sense that it is not harmful.” Thank goodness it’s not harmful!