Daily Wine News: Champagne Problems

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-16-2017

Armand de Brignac Champagnes.

Armand de Brignac Champagnes.

According to Wine-Searcher’s Katie Smith, Jay-Z’s Armand de Brignac Champagne isn’t as popular as it once was. “Last year shaped up to be a truly abysmal one for Armand de Brignac…Overall, it is fair to say that both Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot have well and truly waved goodbye to competition from the once almighty Armand de Brignac.”

Stop Trump Wine, a group opposed to President Donald Trump, is pressuring the grocery chain Wegmans to stop selling Trump wine in its Virginia locations.

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan looks at the flaws of two recent surveys about sustainability in wine.

Jordan Michelman profiles Teutonic’s owner/winemaker Barnaby Tuttle in Williamette Week. “Somewhere between a Didier Dagueneau “wild man of the Loire” and a total hesher who likes listening to Black Sabbath in the auto shop, Teutonic’s Barnaby Tuttle seems larger than life.”

In Grape Collective, Lisa Denning covers the history of Bandol’s Domaine Tempier, and talks to winemaker Daniel Ravier about his philosophy of winemaking and the future of Bandol wine.

The Drinks Business reports that “Pernod Ricard has claimed it is the ‘fastest growing supplier’ of branded wine in the UK after seeing strong growth in its Rioja brand, Campo Viejo and Jacob’s Creek.”

Wine Enthusiast profiles the “South American winemaking pioneers making their mark on Malbec” with “some if Argentina’s most innovative wine projects.”

Amy Zavatto highlights wine regions — including the Finger Lakes and Washington State — that over deliver for value in Beverage Media.

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