Daily Wine News: Odd & Interesting

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-21-2014

champagne-saber“Champagne is an odd and interesting place… but I truly think there’s a group of people who are making remarkable wine there, who are rescuing their patrimony while incorporating their own ideas and talents.” Sophie Barrett writes a wonderful piece on Champagne, inheritance, and cultural differences between France and the United States.

“[LMVH] is betting on the fact that the world’s wine drinkers will want bubbles wherever they are – even in red wine-obsessed China.” In her latest column, Jancis Robinson ponders “the fortunes of all LVMH’s non-French wine interests.”

“To me, ‘green’ implies something else. These are wines that mirror spring’s range of flavors.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné praises “green” wines.

Alder Yarrow tastes through the newest releases at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe.

“Without Algeria, Europe might not have the appellation system it uses today.” W. Blake Gray praises an “incredible story” recently published in the Journal of Wine Economics.

On CNN’s Eatocracy, Michael Madrigale names “Five Wines You Should Be Drinking Instead of Pinot Grigio.”

“And the world loves their mangled, beat up grapes, that die and are resurrected into a liquid fit for the gods on Olympus.” Alfonso Cevola writes about the “resurrection of Italian wine.”

“Right now, rosé is one of the wine world’s fastest-growing categories.” In Table Matters, Jason Wilson writes about the “astronomical growth” of rosé.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre offers “a rosé refresher.” On a different page, he suggests five rosés to try.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague profiles Hristo Zisovski, the corporate beverage director of the Altamarea Group in New York.

In Huffington Post, Richard Jennings reports back from this year’s Pebble Beach Food & Wine.

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