Daily Wine News: Sulfites & Sustainabilty

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-16-2016

A "sulfite free" label. (Wikimedia)

A “sulfite free” label. (Wikimedia)

In Decanter, Simon Woolf explores whether sulfites in wine are friend or foe. “It’s regarded as lunacy by most conventional producers, and worshipped like the holy grail in natural wine circles. Why is opinion so polarised around this topic?”

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan explores sustainability and wine.

In Eater, Rachel Signer reports on Cairanne, a new Southern Rhône wine appellation, and looks at what the elevated status means.

“According to the latest monthly metrics report by Wines Vines Analytics, total U.S. wine sales grew by 1% or more than $200 million in February; off-premise sales increased by 4%, and direct-to-consumer shipments rose by 32% to $175 million,” reports Wines & Vines.

In the New York Post, Zachary Kussin delves into Moroccan wine. “You wouldn’t expect wine to be produced in Morocco, whose population is nearly 100 percent Muslim — a religion that strictly forbids alcohol consumption. But 40 million bottles are corked annually in the North African country…”

In Wine-Searcher, Tom Hyland looks beyond the usual suspects in Bolgheri and discovers there’s real value to be found.

In Palate Press, Erika Szymanski wonders what kind of rosés Chinese wine drinkers like.

In Condé Nast Traveler, how to make the most of a wine tasting.

USA Today tastes Trump wines.

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