“Much of cork’s current struggle can be attributed to one group in particular: Millennial wine drinkers,” says John Gifford, who considers the trajectory of the cork’s popularity, as well as the efforts being made to improve cork’s reputation in the Atlantic.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague wonders if Chianti can overcome its current slump in popularity, with sales down and sommeliers’ passing it over in favor of hipper Italian reds.
“Great wine? To me it does not exist…I’m not interested in tasting a ‘great wine’ but would rather drink a typical wine that speaks the language of its country,” Italian wine producer, Albino Armani tells Elisabetta Tosi in Palate Press.
In Decanter, Jane Anson takes a look inside the five-star wine library at UC Davis in California.
In Beverage Media, Kristen Wolfe Bieler makes a case for rediscovering Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. “Younger winemakers, new ownership and a more international outlook are helping Montepulciano reclaim its reputation…”
Joshua Greene investigates ground zero of China’s explosive wine market in Wine & Spirits Magazine.
Wine Enthusiast’s Jim Gordon on “the new and improved Sierra Foothills.”
In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto visits one of Provence’s vineyard jewels—within the city limits of Nice.