Daily Wine News: Almost-Reds

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“If only the term “red” weren’t being used already for wines of a very different shade, and “claret” had not become an artifact associated with long bygone times, it might be easier for what one is forced to describe as almost-reds to catch on.” David Schildknecht explores the history of fashions for “almost-red” wines in Wine & Spirits Magazine.

In SevenFifty Daily, Julie H. Case looks at how winemaker Andrew Davis—who left Argyle Winery in 2013 and launched his own business, The Radiant Sparkling Wine Company—is putting Willamette Valley sparkling wine on the world wine map.

In Wine Enthusiast, Matt Kettman profiles Mexican-American winemakers in California. “Nowhere is the American dream more alive than in the hearts of immigrants, who overcome countless obstacles to strive for better lives in this country… Their stories are poignant reminders of how bravery, hard work and talent are still the primary keys to achieve success.”

W. Blake Gray reports on trouble brewing in the interstate wine business and what that means for shipping wines in Wine-Searcher.

Wines & Vines looks at how the cool-climate Rieslings from the Finger Lakes compare to those Rieslings from other regions in Washington, Alsace, and Germany.

Jon Bonné explores Southern Italy’s fiano wines in Punch. “My hope is that both fiano’s global spread, and some well-due love at home in Campania, continue to grow…”

In Roads & Kingdoms, Jackie Bryant visits a Hawaiian winery.

In VinePair, Courtney Schiessl talks traditional vs. modern wines.

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