Daily Wine News: A Case For White Rioja

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R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco, a widely-loved White Rioja.

R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco, a widely-loved White Rioja.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov and the wine panel explore White Rioja. “It is fair to say that white Rioja is not exactly a well-known wine, nor is it well understood. Many people are not even aware of its existence… The most surprising element in our tasting was the relative absence of fresh young whites…”

In RobertParker.com’s Wine Journal, R.H. Drexel meets the women of the newly formed group called Women in Wine, Central Coast. “I did notice that throughout the night, the women with whom I tasted mentioned flaws in wine much less often than my male friends, and that intrigued me. I enjoyed tasting for the positives in a wine, rather than searching for its faults.”

Eater has an excerpt of Peter Hellman’s new book, In Vino Duplicitas, about Rudy K and the biggest wine hoax in history.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Mark C. Anderson takes a look at the year in California wine.

A new study suggests that frequent, moderate alcohol consumption might lower chance of developing Type 2 diabetes. Wine Spectator reports on the findings.

Grape Collective chats with Federica Nardello about Soave and her family’s love of the Garganega grape.

On the blog for Coastal Vineyard Care Associates, Heather Daenitz discusses crop thinning with the owners. “Thinning is all about vine balance; balancing the leaf surface with the crop load…”

Thomas Pellechia shares his excitement for Hungary’s dry furmint in Forbes.

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