Daily Wine News: Spain Embraces Terroir

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Vineyards in Rioja. (Flickr: thirstforwine)

Vineyards in Rioja. (Flickr: thirstforwine)

In Decanter, Jane Anson explains the new Rioja single vineyard designation and looks at what it may mean for Spanish wine. “It’s a decision that I feel pretty sure the Spanish wine industry will look back on as the moment that the country embraced the idea of terroir and all that goes with it.”

Eric Asimov visits Colares and writes about its distinctive wines and history in the New York Times. “The grapes are grown today just as they have been for centuries, except far fewer of them can be found. As recently as the 1940s, vines covered almost 2,500 acres of these sandy soils. Only about 50 acres remain…”

W. Blake Gray tests out Coravin’s new screwcap version for Wine-Searcher. “The one-word review for the Coravin screwcap: Unnecessary.”

People are spending less money on beer, and wine has something to do with it, says Fortune Magazine.

A Byzantine-era wine press was found by archaeologists in Israel’s Negev desert, reports Brigit Katz in Smithsonian.

In the Sacramento Bee, Mike Dunne looks at the Greek grape varieties like assyrtiko and moschofilero that are taking root in California.

The rosé boom continues… Wölffer Estate is now producing rosé gin. Alex Beggs has more information in Bon Appétit.

In Wine Spectator, Matt Kramer offers quick tips for buying reserve wines, universal serving temps, wineglasses and more

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