In Punch, Jon Bonné considers Muscadet’s past and future through the eyes of the winemakers looking to reshape it. “The most basic changes here can be found many other places in France: better farming, lower yields, improved winemaking. But Muscadet has a different burden than other regions. Its wines were rarely exalted, and it never really shaped a distinct identity.”
Tom Wark ponders what portion of wine consumption marijuana consumption will replace. “I’m absolutely convinced that the coming state-by-state legalization of marijuana will replace some wine consumption. How could it not?”
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague talks with winemakers, sommeliers, and collectors about the moment they first fell in love with wine.
Elsewhere in the Wall Street Journal, James Sturz travels through Salta, “Argentina’s most extreme wine country.”
Tim Atkin writes about high-altitude wines, specifically those from the province of Salta in Argentina.
Penelope Bass highlights where to find great natural wines throughout the country in Imbibe.
In Food Republic, Richard Martin features Sebastien Auvet and his French-style wine bars in New York.
Steven Spurrier wonders if Chianti is the new Bordeaux in Somm Journal.
Wine-Searcher exposes Bordeaux’s pesticide problem.