Daily Wine News: All Eyes On Beaujolais

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-11-2017

A glass of Beaujolais. (Flickr: kohrogi34)

A glass of Beaujolais. (Flickr: kohrogi34)

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto talks to Beaujolais’ Mathieu Lapierre about what’s important—and natural—in wine. ““Today, Morgon is more of a gauge of quality than ‘natural,’” he says on a clear frozen winter’s day in the appellation’s gently rolling granitic hills. “It is too bad that many vignerons think the opposite.””

In Wine-Searcher, Lisa B. Zimmerman on how Beaujolais Crus are finding success in the U.S.—despite being in Burgundy’s shadow—and how sticking together to promote all of the Crus is a better avenue than trying to promote individual terroirs.

In Bloomberg, Mark Ellwood looks at how Changyu, China’s winemaking powerhouse, is building French-style chateaus and Italianate castles around the country—and an entire “Wine City”—to encourage the country’s passion for the grape.

GW Magazine, out of GWU, profiles sixth-generation winemaker Steven Mirassou. “Mr. Mirassou admits that it’s strange to see his name on a bottle of wine that he didn’t make and that he doesn’t endorse, except to say that it’s fine for the price. The wine Mr. Mirassou makes today starts at $65 and goes up to $165 for his flagship.”

In Decanter, Amanda Barnes offers updates on the Argentina 2017 vintage: small but promising,

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, questions the conventional wisdom about the Spanish wine industry: that it is an Old World wine country.

In Punch, Jon Bonné is impressed with the 2015 vintage for Austria’s grüner veltliner.

HelloFresh jumps on the wine delivery service bandwagon.

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