In Eater, Rachel Signer surveys winemakers, sommeliers, and retailers about whether natural wine should be an official category. “Some of the skepticism toward the prospect of a natural wine category is related to the idea that France’s appellation system itself, which is meant to distinguish high and low quality wines and protect tradition, is faulty.”
Prince William drank wine “all the time” as a young child with the permission of his mother, Princess Diana, according to former newspaper editor Piers Morgan.
According to Liza B. Zimmerman in Wine Business, James Suckling said “that the focus on Italian wines is no longer on “innovative versus traditional” producers but on how the wines they produce represent their specific terroir. It is a “what is new is old” take on Italian wine trends.”
Mike Veseth, the wine economist, reviews John Winthrop Haeger’s new book, Riesling Rediscovered: Bold, Bright, and Dry. “As big and tightly packed as this book is, the world of Riesling is bigger still.”
In Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman profiles Peter Barry of Jim Barry Wines, who has brought Assyrtiko to Australia.
In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman finds the Moldovan wine industry reinventing itself after a stark history.
Joel Stein on the joys of building a custom wine cellar in Bloomberg.
In Wine Folly, a guide to Savoie wine.
In Paste Magazine, Madina Papadopoulos toasts women in wine.