“Could there be any wine more ideal than one with the pedigree of red Burgundy and the no-cover-charge approachability of Beaujolais?” In Punch, Megan Krigbaum on Passetoutgrain, a historic but little-known appellation in Burgundy responsible for high-quality, affordable wines made from gamay and pinot noir.
In Fortune, Phil Wahba reports that Sam’s Club has launched its own wine brand to compete with Costo’s wine business.
In Wine Spectator, Matt Kramer on what he calls “the contrarian cellar,” for when you don’t necessarily want a “trophy wine.” “The Contrarian Cellar is real. And feasible. And affordable. All it takes is a willingness to be, well, contrarian. You have to ignore what others are buying and touting and instead pursue the unknown, unfashionable or obscure.
W. Blake Gray gives an overview of Champagne Collet, the oldest co-op in Champagne founded in 1921.
In the World of Fine Wine, Michael Edwards gets a taste of Veuve Clicquot’s new cuvee, Extra Brut Extra Old.
Winemaker Matias Riccitelli tells the Drinks Business that Argentina is now far enough along in its investigation of terroir and development of sites at altitude that it is capable of producing higher quality whites.
In Wine Enthusiast, Anne Krebiehl looks at the benefits of utilizing horses in vineyards.
In Grape Collective, Eric Petrucci gets acquainted with some light-bodied Italian red grape varieties.