In Decanter, Jane Anson considers how wine lovers could get better value for money by treating Bordeaux 2016, 2015 and 2014 as a trilogy with peaks in different areas, and compares the situation to a run of good vintages in ’88, ’89 and ’90.
In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Jon Bonné explores a post-premox world in Burgundy. “Premature oxidation—“premox,” as it’s often called—presented a serious challenge to the region’s reputation… On the whole the wines today are, I would argue, better than ever.”
Jancis Robinson takes a look at the current state of the Chinese wine market in the Financial Times.
“Napa County’s 2016 agricultural production reached a record-breaking value of $737.3 million, with a record-breaking $729.5 million value for grapes leading the way,” reports the Napa Valley Register.
According to the Drinks Business, Silvano Brescianini, vice president of the Franciacorta consorzio, believes the success of Prosecco has “paved the way” for Franciacorta,
Silver Oak has put together an encyclopedic resource on American oak.
Rebecca Gibb picks the best of Bordeaux 2016 in Wine-Searcher.
Wines & Vines checks in on bud breaks across the Northwest.
In Punch, Lizzie Munro gets a look inside the wine cellar of Rekondo, in San Sebastián, which boasts upwards of 125,000 bottles.