Daily Wine News: Bad for Beaujolais

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-07-2017

Beaujolais wine country. (Wikimedia)

Beaujolais wine country. (Wikimedia)

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford reports that two consecutive years of hail-induced losses are testing his four favorite young Beaujolais producers. “The irony in all of this is that Beaujolais cru quality in 2017 looks exceptionally good, after very fair results in 2016 and a generous, fine-quality 2015 vintage, making this the perfect moment to assess the attainment of these young stars.  Nature’s violence, though, means that they cannot profit from their achievements as they deserve.”

The sale of the prestigious Clos de Tart vineyard has some local producers worried about Burgundy’s heritage. In Wine-Searcher, Christy Canterbury talks to producers about the future of Clos de Tart wines.

James Laube delves into the story of the man behind Napa’s Martha’s Vineyard in Wine Spectator. “Grapegrower Tom May, who passed away this spring at age 83, sold the first Martha’s Vineyard grapes to Heitz in 1965.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Anna Lee C. Iijima looks at how New York’s small producers are creating some of the state’s best wines and for the best values.

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan considers the ways in which wine events bringing buyers and sellers together often resemble dating. “This same dating analogy doesn’t hold true for most other work-related conference expos.  Or even art or craft shows.  When wine buyers (presumably wine lovers) meet winemakers, there’s already a bigger spark than you’d otherwise find.”

In Forbes, Lauren Mowery chronicles her journey through Lebanon’s great food and wine destinations.

Marissa A. Ross offers some wine advice for Thanksgiving in Bon Appétit: Buy a mixed case.

In VinePair, Courtney Schiessl looks at how Cru Beaujolais became a somm favorite.

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