Daily Wine News: Thoroughly Original

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 12-13-2012

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Lettie Teague clarifies some details on the changes at Wine Advocate.

Meanwhile, Mike Steinberger writes a “not-so-instant but thoroughly original response to the Parker (hedonistic fruit) bombshell.”

“Five years ago, the Jura wasn’t on Guillaume d’Angerville’s mind. But on a visit to one of his favorite Paris restaurants, the eminent Burgundian vintner became fascinated by this lesser-known French wine region.” In her latest Wine Spectator column, Talia Baiocchi writes about Domaine Marquis d’Angerville expansion to the Jura.

Decanter.com reports: “Maison Louis Latour has just taken an 18-year lease on Chateau des Labourons in Fleurie – an important move in their long-term plan for Beaujolais presence.”

“According to new research from leading scientists, mankind’s long history of cultivating grapes for wine began in southeast Anatolia, located in modern-day Turkey.” Wine Spectator covers some fascinating new research.

“Jamie Goode takes a closer look at the deliberate choice by many winemakers to leave the stems in their red wine fermentations.” (H/T: Eric Asimov.)

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman of Wine Press Northwest suggest five wine books to give to wine lovers this holiday season.

Wines & Vines reports: “The number of states permitting direct-to-consumer shipments by wineries grew to 40 in 2012, a big increase from 31 in 2005, according to the firm ShipCompliant.”

Some fascinating findings from UC Davis, where “researchers found that bag-in-box wine is more vulnerable to warmer storage temperatures than bottled wine.”

In Oregon, the commercial wine industry is growing, fast.

Tyler Colman highlights the Naples Children and Education Foundation’s charity wine auction.

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