Daily Wine News: FLX Cab Franc

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Sunrise overlooking a vineyard on Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes. (Wikimedia)

Sunrise overlooking a vineyard on Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes. (Wikimedia)

Eric Asimov explores cabernet franc from the Finger Lakes in the New York Times. “As with riesling, focusing on cab franc is not at all a marketing no-brainer. It’s the other cabernet, the one without a clear identity and name recognition. The easy path is not necessarily the best path, as was true with riesling, so maybe cabernet franc, too, makes sense.”

In Beverage Media, Jason Wilson on the sweeping trend toward lighter reds, and why older wine drinkers have been slower to embrace the shift.

In Vinous, Josh Raynolds on how Paso Robles is coping, adapting, and evolving. “Every time I visit Paso Robles I’m pleased to see fewer and fewer small oak barrels, especially shiny new ones. The best winemakers have become keen on making wines that favor elegance over brute force and they’ve been experimenting…”

In Grape Collective, Lisa Denning catches up with Pascal Jolivet about his process of creating Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé wines, his instincts in winemaking and more.

Linda Jones McKee provides an update on harvest in the Northeast in Wines & Vines.

In Decanter, Jane Anson talks to Loic Pasquet, who was found guilty of defrauding the authorities of almost €600,000 in 2016.

In SevenFifty Daily, Courtney Olson, wine director at San Francisco’s Coi, talks about why she promotes wines from California.

Are our wine preferences genetic? Oliver Styles investigates in Wine-Searcher.

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