Daily Wine News: Lost Estates

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lost“Engel and Gentaz are great examples of wines that express all the distinctive beauty of their terroirs, enhanced by the personal touch of the winemaker. These two small family estates share another important characteristic: they no longer exist.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov explores “What Becomes of the Lost Estates.”

“I’m not one you can count as a fan of Refosco. I find them too nervous, too blue.” Despite these preconceptions, Alfonso Cevola has found “A Refosco to Love.”

Joe Roberts recaps his keynote speech at this year’s Nederburg Auction. (As regular readers know, I delivered the keynote address in 2011.

Lyle Fass lists “10 French wines that out-class their terroir.”

“They’re pairing wines with smoked trout, tacos or local cheeses; putting guests in the vineyards on bikes, tractors and six-wheeled army trucks; and pouring tastes of wines you’ll never find anywhere else.” In Food & Wine, Megan Krigbaum lists 75 California wineries that “offer new and unforgettable experiences”

“This year’s crush pad fashion statements may well tend to shorts, tank tops and aloha shirts.” In the Willamette Valley, harvest has started.

The HoseMaster previews this season’s television lineup on the All Wine network, TAINT TV!

In The Drinks Business, Lucy Shaw reports: “Four of Chile’s most influential producers are set to launch traditional method sparkling wines onto the international market.”

“It finishes with an acknowledgement that by the time this movie airs, the dynamic Chinese market for wine will have already changed. And so it has, but not enough to make this film irrelevant.” In Palate Press, Lisa Johnston reviews Red Obsession.

In USA Today, Marc Saltzman reviews Drync, a mobile app for wine drinkers.

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