Daily Wine News: Grow Up, Pét-Nat

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Bottles of pét-nat

Bottles of pét-nat

“In order to endure, pét-nat must mature as a category, and be taken a bit more seriously,” says Jon Bonné in Punch. “Otherwise, it currently stands the risk of hitting peak-fad and fading, and I don’t think anyone wants pét-nat to be remembered as the steampunk of wine.”

Alice Feiring continues the discussion about the issue of mousy natural wines. “Now, the stuff is everywhere, even on sparkling wines. This mouse has gone wild. Right now it is a far larger problem than cork taint… Something must be done. And probably the thing to do is to stop the silence. Mention it when you taste it. Bring it up to winemakers, importers.”

Is Chile’s troubled past the reason its wine’s future is so bright? Batya Ungar-Sargon investigates in VinePair.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports that Bedrock Wine Co. has taken over the Evangelho Vineyard in Antioch. “In the deal announced Tuesday, Bedrock purchased 10 acres of the vineyard from Evangelho. The remaining 26 acres are owned by PG&E and leased to Evangelho; Bedrock has taken over that lease.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Matt Kettmann features the garagiste winemakers of Paso Robles.

The Drinks Business reports that Santa Margherita Wine Group has become the major shareholder of the white wine producer Cà Maiol, as it expands into the Lugana DOC.

In Forbes, Lisa Kocay reports on the new wine concierge service, Wine Larder, founded by Joey Letchinger, former sommelier at Maialino and Del Posto.

In SevenFifty Daily, Lana Bortolot profiles MS Fred Dexheimer.

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