Daily Wine News: Second Chances

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Montepulciano grapes. (Wikimedia)

Montepulciano grapes. (Wikimedia)

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov gives Montepulciano d’Abruzzo a second chance. “Perhaps not unexpectedly, the wines in our tasting divided largely into two styles: those that were fresh, fruity and tannic, and others that were overbearing, oaky and tannic… Montepulciano d’Abruzzo may not have much in the way of star power, but you’ll get a good drink of wine.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre explains how trying your hand at blending wine can teach you a lot about the kinds of wines you like.

Jeff Siegel, the wine curmudgeon, asks: “Has the rosé craze peaked?”

Lettie Teague helps spread the word that not all riesling is sweet in the Wall Street Journal. (subscription req.)

In the Guardian, David Williams looks at the protests in the Languedoc-Roussillon and how they are changing French drinking habits and a new president.

Wine Specator’s Bruce Sanderson profiles Luca Roagna, who “crafts pure, expressive wines from vineyards in Barbaresco and Barolo.”

In VinePair, Linda Gradstein profiles Metzuda Winery, which is producing fine wines for ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Antonio Galloni offers a preview of 2017 Champagne in Vinous.

In Wine-Searcher, David Allen reviews Caroline Henry’s book, Terroir Champagne, and says “although the book is brilliant it has a number of flaws.”

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