Daily Wine News: Vineyard Mapping

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A detailed vineyard map of Barolo (Source: Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Roero)

A detailed vineyard map of Barolo (Source: Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Roero)

“Burgundy, by comparison with Barolo and Barbaresco, is so simple to understand: one slope,” says Andrew Jefford in Decanter. “…but the majestically quilted Langhe in Piedmont is a grand puzzle. Is that why it now has some of the best vineyard mapping in the world?”

Tyler Colman notices Europe’s searing heatwave, and not just in Greece. Searing temperatures are expected in Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barolo, Brunello, Britain, and more.

Alder Yarrow gets a first taste of Idaho wine and finds that in most of the wines he sampled the dominant flavor was wood. “Having said all that, these wines from Idaho did show some redeeming features, namely that the climate certainly seems capable of producing wines with freshness and bright acidity, and that some people are trying for as much.”

Meg Maker features Cathy Corison and her wines. ‘“Every little thing in wine is small,” Cathy said, “but it adds up to something big.”’

In Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman believes Malbec is poised to become Washington’s next breakout grape.

Gavin Quinney of Château Bauduc sends a report on the 2015 vintage in Bordeaux so far to Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages.

In San Francisco Weekly, “Cheers to San Francisco’s Emerging Wine Bar Trend & Tofino Wines.”

Tom Wark wonders if America’s small, “craft-oriented” wineries should rethink its position on adopting the term “craft wine”

Jonathan Lipsmeyer thinks Wine Geology 101 is a book that needs to be written.

English wine is to be served at Wimbledon this year for the first time reports Rebecca Smithers in the Guardian.

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