“To drink or not to drink kosher wine is actually a bigger issue than just the wine itself,” says Liya Rechtman, who presents a feminist case against kosher wine in Forward. “If you travel to almost any winery in the Judean Hills region surrounding Jerusalem, the heartland of the kosher wine industry, you’ll notice something funny…Not a single person filtering, fermenting, or storing wine is female.”
In the Inertia, Isaac James Baker recommends 8 regions to visit for wine and surfing. “Traveling for surf is about discovering the natural elements that make a place unique…the same can be said for nature’s impact on wine.”
“The 15-mile span of the Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys reveals all that should be championed and much of what remains challenging for California’s lesser-known wine regions,” says Matt Kettmann in Wine Enthusiast.
In Decanter, Jane Anson offers her first impression of the Bordeaux 2016 en primeur wines in Médoc. “Almost across the board, the northern Médoc has out-delivered the 2015 wines by some strides. They are the best since 2014, and significantly better than 2014 in most cases.”
In the London Economic, Ollie McAninch wonders: “Are esoteric wines the new craft beer?”
In Tasting Table, Meredith Heil profiles “a new generation of American wine experts.”
In Refinery29, Bianca Bosker opens up about the sexism she’s faced in the wine industry.
In Roads & Kingdoms, Ian Bateson visits the Artwinery, Stalin’s Donbass winery with a Nazi past.