Daily Wine News: Abruzzo’s New Age

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Montepulciano grapes in Abruzzo. (Wikimedia)

Montepulciano grapes in Abruzzo. (Wikimedia)

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto meets the pioneers inspiring a new generation of winemaking in Abruzzo. “Year by year, this wild, sparsely populated and earthquake-prone region of central Italy is making more wines worthy of attention.”

In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter reviews Jon Bonné’s new book and explains why some wine writing today reminds her of a Woody Allen movie. “Why are any new rules better than old rules? Isn’t the idea to get away from wine rules?

Meg Houston Maker considers what sets Tavel apart from other rosés. “If Provence rosé is spring, Tavel is autumn, even winter—a pink-hued wine for fireside (not seaside)… Stylistically and gastronomically, Tavel feels like a drink unto itself—a fourth wine, and not to be taken lightly.”

Netherlands and Belgium to gain cross-border Protected Designation Origin (PDO), according to Lauren Eads in the Drinks Business. “With regards to wine, it will cover red and white wines produced using grapes including Acolon, Pinot Noir, Chardonmay, Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Dornfelder and Gewurztraminer.”

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray retests the Coravin screwcap extension.

In Wine Enthusiast. Roger Voss delves into the magic of Blanc de Blancs Champagne.

Condé Nast Traveler is encouraging zinfandel lovers to travel to Croatia.

What’s ahead for wine tourism in Mendoza? Mike Veseth, the wine economist, investigates.

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