Daily Wine News: Historic Low Yields

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Frost and vines. (Flickr: epeigne37)

Frost and vines. (Flickr: epeigne37)

Yohan Castaing reports that officials have estimated that French wine production from the 2017 harvest will fall to historic lows due to damage from spring frosts.

A wet winter and spring brought California winemakers relief from the drought, but now the threat of fungus is raised. In Wine Spectator, Lynn Alley looks at how winemakers are protecting their vineyards.

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy shares her opinion about which hot obscure grapes with a following are really worth paying attention to.

According to the Mercury News, Anthony Scaramucci “is especially notorious for hosting over-the-top wine-tasting parties at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.”

On Tim Atkin’s site, Andrea Frost explores Australian wine’s coming of age and reputation. “What makes Australian wine Australian is a knotty question. With more than 60 wine regions, 155 grape varieties, a range of climates and every wine style from taut, sparkling wines to hedonistic fortifieds, there is no one wine, region or vineyard that defines us. What’s more, everything about the Australian wine industry has been imported.”

Grape Collective chats with Kelby James Russell of Red Newt Cellars about his journey to winemaking and the terroir of the Finger Lakes.

W. Blake Gray profiles Mi Sueño owner Rolando Herrera in Wine-Searcher.

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan talks about cooking with wine.

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