Daily Wine News: Poorest Harvest in 36 Years

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-06-2017

Vineyards in Valpolicella. (Source: Wikimedia)

Vineyards in Valpolicella. (Source: Wikimedia)

The 2017 EU harvest is “expected to result in the poorest wine grape harvest in 36 years,” reports Reuters.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov, Florence Fabricant, and Justin Timsit conduct a tasting of 20 Valpolicella wines. “Some of the wines seemed modern and highly polished, which made them less distinctive. But the best were quintessential Italian reds, balancing the flavors of sweet cherry fruit with a tart, earthy quality and a welcome bitterness that refreshed.”

A stash of hand grenades from WWII was recently discovered near St-Emilion vineyards. In Decanter, Jane Anson explores how Bordeaux’s Right Bank fared as a dividing line between the German Occupation and the Resistance in Vichy France.

Wine can see us through difficult times and also uncork happy memories. Lettie Teague considers the many ways a wine can resonate in the Wall Street Journal. (subscription req.)

Wines & Vines reports on how UC Davis researchers are studying oral surface interactions to understand mouthfeel perception.

In VinePair, Courtney Schiessl ponders the question: Does sommelier certification matter?

Grape Collective talks with Michael Smith, whose OR winery on Long Island is the region’s smallest.

In Punch, Megan Krigbaum goes inside the wine cellar at Birmingham’s Highlands Bar and Grill.

Comments are closed.