Daily Wine News: The Other Right Bank

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Vineyards in Côtes du Vivarais. (Source: Rhone-wines.com)

Vineyards in Côtes du Vivarais. (Source: Rhone-wines.com)

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford checks out the right bank…of the Rhône. “The right bank’s problem, if you like, is that it has no bowl.  There are terraces but, relatively swiftly, they clamber up into the first foothills of the Cévennes, followed by the pasture and forest associated with altitude.  There are certainly points of interest, but no uniformity.”

According to Reuters, Bordeaux wine industry predicts a €2 billion loss this year due to massive frost damage.

“Volumes of English wine dipped nearly 20% below the average production in 2016, due to a combination of cool conditions during the summer and a lack of moisture in the later part of the growing season,” reports the Drinks Business.

Alfonso Cevola considers the potential of the 2014 Barbaresco vintage. “Yes, there will be blood, when the 2014 wines get into the system. And there will be more blood, when the Barolo wines are arraigned within the commercial vein.”

Kerin O’Keefe explores Alto Piemonte and its underappreciated nebbiolo wines in Wine Enthusiast.

Alder Yarrow attended the Sonoma County Barrel Auction and shares his thoughts on the event and the wines. “The fact of the matter is that Sonoma county is a rather fractured and divided wine growing region… Sonoma wines are world class, and deserve a lot more attention than they get.”

In Wine-Searcher, Tom Hyland reports on the wines of Etna beyond nerello mascalese.

Luke Sykora on the revival of Vermut de Jerez in Punch.

Kerry Potter details why she believes women are drinking less wine in the Telegraph.

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