Daily Wine News: Invasive Species

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Terry Thiese. From Leading Between the Vines.

Terry Thiese (Leading Between the Vines).

Terry Theise summarizes (and shares) a lively conversation he recently had with Stuart Pigott, David Schildknecht, and Lars Carlberg about whether or not dry German Rieslings have become an “invasive species.”

“Nero d’Avola could be for Europe what Malbec has become for South America.” In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague predicts that Nero d’Avola will be the next hot grape.

Tim Fish checks in on California’s harvest.

Meanwhile, Panos Kakaviatos provides a harvest update from Bordeaux.

“What is really stunning, however, is how popular this particular form of torture, for which the graduation rate is a shockingly low 10 per cent, is today.” In the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Institute of Masters of Wine.

Ever wonder why you’re so good looking? Turns out that “the more alcohol people drink, the more attractive they think they are.”

In First We Feast, Jonathan Cristaldi contends that “the 100-Point System of Rating Wine Is Irrelevant.”

In Wine-Searcher, “10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Bollinger.”

Mick Cameron sits down with Dominique Demarville, who heads up Veuve Clicquot’s winemaking team.

“I don’t think anyone thinks of them as replacement for the vineyards. But the person who has been to vineyards finds it’s a much easier and more relaxed experience.” The Napa Valley Register reports on the increasing number of tasting rooms in downtown Napa.

In the Washington DC region, “demand for wine cellars is on the rise.”

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