Daily Wine News: Protesting Bicicleta

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The source of some French winemakers' anger. (Image: Cono Sur)

The source of some French winemakers’ anger. (Image: Cono Sur)

“French winemakers threaten to block Tour de France after Chilean wine chosen as sponsor,” reports the Telegraph. Chilean wine group Cono Sur, which produces wines under the “Bicicleta” label, is an official sponsor until after the 2017 event.

In Vinous, Antonio Galloni shares his thoughts on 2011 Brunello di Montalcino, and Montalcino’s microclimates and terroirs.

Last week, John Fox, the co-owner of Premier Cru, faced his creditors yesterday and took the Fifth Amendment 50 times. Frances Dinkelspiel shares details from the hearing in Berkleyside.

Jancis Robinson reviews Peter M. F. Sichel’s book, The Secrets of My Life: Vintner, Prisoner, Soldier, Spy. Sichel is most famous for having driven Blue Nun sales up in the 1980s.

Grape Collective publishes an extract of an interview with Peter Mondavi Sr. in 2013 for the first time. He talks about how Napa has changed, his relationship with his brother Robert, and his love of the family business.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre pens a tribute to Peter Mondavi Sr.

Steve Heimoff also comments on Peter Mondavi Sr.’s great achievements.

In Wines & Vines, Peter Mitham reports on the highlights of the Oregon Wine Symposium.

Rachel Signer explores the many sides of tempranillo, including fresher, lighter, New World styles in Eater.

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