Daily Wine News: Top Tastemakers & Best New Somms

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Wine Enthusiast announces the Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2017, which highlights “the trailblazers who are shaping the future of wine, beer, cider and spirits in America.”

Wine & Spirits Magazine announces the Best New Sommeliers of 2017.

In Decanter, Anne Krebiehl MW is captivated by the “hauntingly perfumed and age-worthy” Gamay wines from Oregon.

Owners of the Quinta Vale D. Maria winery in the Douro Valley, signed a deal earlier this month to sell the company to Aveleda, a leading Vinho Verde producer owned by their cousins,” reports Wine Spectator.

In SevenFifty Daily, American and Canadian vintners weigh in on the challenges and benefits of transitioning from conventional to organic winemaking, and obtaining organic certification.

Aaron Menenberg attended the Auction of Washington Wines and reports on his experience and which wines were real standouts on his blog, Good Vitis.

“An average harvest is projected to kick off in California’s Central Coast as early as next week,” says Jaime Lewis in Wines & Vines.

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy highlights great pinot noirs below $50 and says “easier than ever to find seductive examples with those rose-petal aromas, silky textures, and layered flavors at more affordable prices.”

Wine-Searcher reports that Australian winemaker Trevor David Jones has admitted to deliberately destroying more than $47,000 worth of wine from a rival winery where he used to work.

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