Daily Wine News: Rosé Exhaustion

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-07-2017

(Source: Wikimedia)

(Source: Wikimedia)

“While no one can deny that rosé rhymes with #allday and #yesway and s’il vous plait, for me, the truly telling coincidence is that it rhymes with okay.” In Eater, Sarah Miller is exhausted by the rosé madness. “Rosé’s ability to be firmly grounded in its basicness while somehow simultaneously transcending it is its most profound metaphysical feat…”

Tonight’s episode of American Greed is about the story of John Fox, his Ponzi scheme and Premier Cru. Wine writer Frances Dinkelspiel, who covered the story and trial in Berkeleyside, is interviewed in the episode, which airs at 10p ET/PC on CNBC.

In SevenFifty Daily, Katherine Cole looks at how some producers are experimenting with making Black Chardonnay. “To make Black Chard, you’ve got to be brave enough turn the prevailing protocol inside out. It feels almost like an act of violence.”

In the World of Fine Wine, Zachary Sussman considers the exclusivity of unicorn wines. “Rather than cultivating a more nuanced attitude toward wine, are we simply offering a new incarnation of the same old snobbery and one-upmanship that has always attended the pursuit of trophy wines? If all we’ve done is shift focus from the expensive to the esoteric, has anything fundamentally changed?”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre explores the links between French and South American wineries. “I was interested in exploring French-influenced wineries to see how the Old World was influencing the new in this reach for quality. Instead I found the opposite…”

Italian wine giant Marchesi Antinori has bought Haras de Pirque winery in Chile, reports Yohan Castaing in Decanter.

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray reports on the Napa Valley harvest kickoff.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague taste tests wines from Costco, Sam’s Club and Trader Joe’s in an attempt to determine whether their private-label wines deliver. (subscription req.)

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