Daily Wine News: Equal Rights

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Auxerrois

Auxerrois.

“Researchers have found corked wine may smell so bad because the chemical culprit, rather than producing a yucky odor, actually suppresses the drinker’s sense of smell.” NBC News reports on a fascinating new study. Jamie Goode responds with some thoughtful commentary.

“There are indeed family ties, but Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc are not synonymous.” In Decanter, Andrew Jefford asks wine enthusiasts to “stand up for Auxerrois [and] demand equal rights for varieties in Alsace!”

The team at Serious Eats asks “14 sommeliers which under-the-radar wine regions deserve more love than they’re getting.”

In Huffington Post, recovering expat Mike Dunphy declares his love for hugs and Refosco.

“When I’m dining in one of the trendy restaurants I love, I often think about how impenetrable the wine list must look to the uninitiated.” In Palate Press, W. Blake Gray writes an important column criticizing the “Mysterious Language of Wine Lists.”

“Sommeliers like to mix things up.” That’s why they’re interested in wines from Uruguay.

Claire Adamson checks in on the “top 10 wines on Wine-Searcher’s Most Expensive Spanish Wines list.”

In the Napa Valley Register, Howard Yune wonders how many tasting rooms is enough in downtown Napa.

Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka profiles the Lizzie James Vineyard in Lodi, which was planted in 1904.

In Bloomberg, Rudy Ruitenberg reports that “the Bordeaux region grape harvest is about two weeks delayed after a cold start to the season, with production set to fall to the lowest level in 22 years.”

Last Thursday, Maryland’s oldest winery, Boordy Vineyards, officially opened its new wine-production facility.

In USA Today, Katie Parla profiles the “Wine Tours of Puglia.

Wine Enthusiast is running a contest that might be worth checking out. The prize? A trip to Spain to visit the Marques de Riscal Winery.

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