Daily Wine News: Vinous Oz

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“Of all the purported nicknames Rimmerman offers, the most telling may be ‘the Great and Powerful Vinous Oz.’” From the New York Times Magazine, a fascinating profile of Jon Rimmerman, founder of Garagiste.

Winemakers across the world are cutting back on the use of new oak. According to Dr. Vino, the motivation is cost.

In a podcast worth downloading, Geoff Kruth, MS — executive director of the Guild of Master Sommeliers — chats with Vanessa Wong of Peay Vineyards about her experiences growing and making Chardonnay. In the same download, Kruth chats with legendary vineyard owner Lee Hudson.

Joe Roberts takes issue with Matt Kramer’s recent “assertion that fine wine recommendations cannot successfully be crowd-sourced.”

From the Napa Valley Register, the latest harvest report from Napa’s different AVAs.

In Oregon, according to Lisa Shara Hall, some winemakers are predicting the “epic harvest” will result in “one of the best vintages in the history of the 60-year-old region.”

Decanter.com reports: “England’s largest wine estate, Nyetimber, has announced it will be making no 2012 sparkling wine, because the difficult growing season means it can not produce sufficiently high quality wine from its grapes.”

From Maison Ilan, a harvest film.

On a personal note, I’ve been posting photos from my one-week immersion in the Stags Leap AVA on Facebook.com/Terroirist. Check out photos from day one; day two; and day three.

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