Daily Wine News: Tracing Zin’s Past

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Zinfandel (Flickr: naotakem)

Zinfandel (Flickr: naotakem)

“Tribidrag, Pribidrag, Crljenak, Primitivo and Zinfandel are one and the same variety.” Jancis Robinson traces the history of the zinfandel grape. “…because the mystery of its origins persisted for so long, this grape is in the unusual position of going under several different names commercially, even within Croatia.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre attends a tasting organized by eastern vintners, and is impressed by a sparkling wine from New Jersey, made by Heritage Vineyards.

Decanter on the new generation of winemakers taking the garganega grape to new heights in Soave.

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray looks at how tougher rules around immigrant labor could see a hike in wine prices in California wine country.

“Bordeaux estates are starting to price their 2016 wines for release to the international trade at a higher level than the 2015 vintage,” reports Guy Collins in Bloomberg.

Alfonso Cevola covers the last five vintages of Italian wine, from 2012-2016. “Never have we seen more great wine coming out of this land once called Oenotria… the last five vintages have bestowed a largess upon wine lovers almost to the point of excess.”

In Grape Collective, Christopher Barnes talks to Hardy Wallace about his label, Dirty and Rowdy, and his journey into wine.

Sales of rosé are higher than any other wines right now. Wines & Vines shares the details.

U.S. News looks at Wisconsin’s growing wine industry.

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