Daily Wine News: The Prosecco Problem

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-20-2017

(Source: La Marca Prosecco)

“We have a winner, both in popular and in electoral votes. And the winner is La Marca. Stick a fork in it – it’s done.” (Photo source: La Marca Prosecco)

Alfonso Cevola on the prosecco problem. “Never have I seen a category so overtaken and dominated in the market since the St. Margherita Pinot Grigio phenomenon. In fact the domination is so totally overwhelming that I have tried to advise hopeful producers to bypass the American market.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley catches up with Jancis Robinson about her recent donation of her life’s work to UC Davis, including wine tasting notes back to 1976. “Her scribblings describe a wine world that no longer exists.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre tastes 16 vintages of Château Montrose dating to 1970, and reflects on what one can learn from sampling different vintages of the wine.

In Bloomberg, Colin McClelland looks at how fine wine prices continue to climb. “Prices for fine wines have climbed to their highest levels since October 2011 on speculation that equities near record highs are poised to drop.”

Can wine be radical? Simon Woolf explores the answer in Palate Press.

In the Los Angeles Times, Patrick Comiskey suggests ways to expand your wine options for 2017.

“Western Australia’s Swan Valley area has been declared a disaster zone after some of the worst flooding for decades damaged urban areas and also vineyards,” reports Chris Mercer in Decanter.

David Williams attempts to define “hipster wine” and offers advice on how to spot them in the Guardian.

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