Daily Wine News: Pondering Palates

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Sophie Barrett thinks it’s time to embrace full-bodied white wine. “This issue I’d like to raise here is that “simple” wine, particularly simple “crisp, dry, white” has spoiled peoples’ palates for other styles of white wine, and that is unfortunate… It’s time — not to reject crisp, dry, white — but rather to bring back the context for rich white, which is the table.”

In Purple Pages, Christian Holthausen ponders the future evolution of fine wine. “A dramatic shift has taken place as for many consumers today; the goal is no longer about collecting possessions as much as it’s about collecting experiences.”

Staff at the Liberty Hall Museum, located at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, were working on a six-month restoration project of its wine cellar when they found almost three cases of Madeira wine from 1796 and about 42 demijohns from the 1820, reports NJ.com.

Are hand-picked grapes better than those that are machine-harvested? Lauren Mowery explores the answer in Wine Enthusiast.

In Decanter, Elin McCoy looks at the rise of “super somms” — the result of the sommelier boom of the past decade.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre highlights the new wine bar, Maxwell Park in Washington D.C.

In the Seattle Times, Andy Perdue profiles Robin Pollard, the former executive director of the Washington State Wine Commission, who now owns Pollard Vineyard in the Yakima Valley.

In Punch, Jon Bonné offers a list of the top ten producers from Anjou.

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