Daily Wine News: Riesling’s Identity Problem

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What is “classic” German Riesling? Zachary Sussman continues the never-ending sweet vs. dry debate in Punch. “If there’s any lesson to be drawn from the situation, however, it’s this: no “true” version of the wine exists. Only when we stop worrying so much about what German riesling is supposed to be will we be able to absorb all that it is.”

In response to the news about a hail stone shield planned for the Burgundy region, Tom Wark wonders if Burgundy wine growers are cheating terroir as a result.

According to Wine Spectator, French company Maisons & Domaines Henriot has acquired a majority ownership stake in Beaux Frères, one of Oregon’s most prominent Pinot Noir producers..

Tension over cheap Spanish wine imports continues, reports Chris Mercer in Decanter. “Winemakers staged a protest by destroying Spanish bag-in-box wines at a branch of the Carrefour supermarket near to Montpellier.”

Wine Enthusiast takes a global look at Malbec—from its homeland Cahors to Argentina.

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan reviews the cookbook Pinot, Pasta, and Parties by Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino.

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray talks to Bianca Bosker about her book on the world of New York sommeliers.

In Bon Appétit, Marissa A. Ross on her love of oxidized white wines.

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