Daily Wine News: Second Destination

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“Walla Walla may not turn into another Napa… but it does seem poised to become America’s second destination for wine tourism.” In an excerpt from Unexpected USA, a new book from Travel + Leisure, Bruce Schoenfeld explains why Walla Walla is such a gem.

Boola Boola! A team from Yale Law School crushed opponents from Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, UChicago, and UPenn to win the U.S. Intercollegiate Bordeaux tasting championship held Tuesday in New York.

“This lack of social and economic change is one of South Africa’s most intractable problems, and a source of growing frustration.” The Economist covers the efforts of vineyard workers in South Africa to “improve their poor conditions.”

Rick Bakas shares his “standouts and notes” from the recent Union Des Grand Crus de Bordeaux Tasting in San Francisco.

Ever heard of glutathione? Me neither. But, as Remy Charest explains in Palate Press, this chemical component “is remarkably powerful at fighting the effects of oxygen, in particular during the fermentation process.”

On Decanter.com, Courtney Humiston writes about Sonoma Valley’s new campaign “to differentiate the region from the larger Sonoma Coast and even larger Sonoma County AVA.” The accompanying map helps highlight why the AVAs in Sonoma are such a mess.

Restaurants and grocery stores in Oregon may soon be able to fill wine growlers (!) for consumers. Super cool.

FoxNews profiles Gary Fisch, founder and CEO Gary’s Wine & Marketplace. According to Tracy Byrnes, Fisch has “created the equivalent of a Toys R Us for us wine lovers.”

The second issue of Loam Baby: A Wine Culture Journal is out. In the Los Angeles Times, S. Irene Virbila has the details.

Mike Veseth urges his readers to attend the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in Sacramento next week.

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