Daily Wine News: Wachau

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 06-25-2012

Wine Spectator gets to the bottom of CrushPad’s possible insolvency.

Vines planted near the ancient ruins in Wachau. Wikimedia Commons.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné writes about the “new era” of winemaking in the Wachau region of Austria.

Richard Jennings writes a great essay on the wines of Cayuse Vineyards.

“A bottle of wine bearing the Kermit Lynch name is practically a quality guarantee.” In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague writes an excellent profile of Kermit Lynch.

Elsewhere, Teague profiles Pepe Raventós, a Cava producer who is aiming to make “the best high-mineral-content sparkling wine in the world.”

In the International Herald Tribune, Eric Pfanner praises the unusual wines of Rosé des Riceys. Meanwhile, on his blog, he writes about the soaring sales of rosé in France.

“What has made Tuscany such an exciting region in terms of the wines produced is that the winemakers there have had to rediscover everything.” In the Wall Street Journal Europe, Will Lyons writes about the wines of Chianti.

GrapeRadio chats with Abrie Beeslaar, winemaker for Kanonkop Estate.

Newstalk ZB reports on new research from Auckland University which challenges “the traditional view that hand picking of grapes is needed to produce the best wine.”

Alder Yarrow tastes dozens of Hungarian wines.

“Canned beer is making a comeback.” Esquire’s Sylvie Krekowa has the data.

From Edward Deitch of Vint-ed.com, “ten of this summer’s best rosés.”

Jeff Siegel wonders why people (like W. Blake Gray) continue to ask if “cheap wine bad for the wine business.”

Comments (1)

  1. Great quote: “Wine isn’t something you can be dogmatic about,” said Mr. Lynch. Gotta love Kermit.