Daily Wine News: From the Rubble

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 06-13-2017

(Source: Trefethen Family Vineyards)

In Grape Collective, Dorothy J. Gaiter is moved by the 2014 Trefethen Merlot, which was still made and bottled after the earthquake that hit Napa Valley on August 24, 2014. “That it was bottled at all is a testament to the resiliency of the pioneering Trefethen family and the generosity of Nature even after it has seemed cruel and fickle.”

The Drinks Business reports that terroir-focused producers in Rioja have welcomed the new ‘vinedos singulares’ (single vineyard) classification that was given the go-ahead by the Consejo Regulador DOCa of Rioja last Wednesday.

Karen Moneymaker looks at how Côtes du Rhône continues to refine its appellation structure in SOMM Journal.

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Patricio Tapia on how cinsault is thriving in the coastal hills of Itata in Chile, “where it not only ripened well, but also quickly earned the nickname “cargadora” (the same word for a front-end loader) for its generous yields, the vines often packed with bunches.”

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford visits Dal Forno during a trip to the Veneto and is amazed. “In 30 years of wine reporting, I’ve never come across a story quite like this.”

Wine chemist Andrew Waterhouse talks to Chemical & Engineer News about teaching a generation of winemakers, and says the secret to great wine is understanding organic chemistry.

The wine website “I like this grape.” talks with designer Simon Frouws about what goes into designing a wine label, and how wine labels differ from spirits labels.

Tom Mullen explores the growing lure of golf and wine vacations in Forbes.

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