Daily Wine News: Portugal’s Wine Scene

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-20-2017

The Douro Valley (Wikimedia)

The Douro Valley (Wikimedia)

Jancis Robinson looks at the evolving Portuguese wine scene. “The most striking change I was made aware of is that producers are no longer scared of asking high prices for their wines.”

Wine Enthusiast Media announced their official partnership with Rebuild Wine Country (RWC), a long-term giving fund dedicated to rebuilding homes for owners and renters most in need in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

In Wine-Searcher, James Lawrence considers how different sizes, formats and closures are moving us away from the traditional bottle-cork-glass wine experience and changing the way we consume wine.

Jeff Siegel reflects on 10 years of writing about cheap wine on the Internet on his blog, Wine Curmudgeon. “I’m telling a story that the wine business prefers wine drinkers not know. That has been the constant over the past decade…”

New York’s “wine mecca” Rebelle is closing, reports Jeremy Repanich in Robb Report.

In Wine Spectator, Alison Napjus reflects on the character of the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau vintage.

Chris Sadler tried the synthetic wine produced by Ava Winery and shares his impressions in Slate. “The manipulated wines that many of us buy at grocery stores begin to seem not that distant from lab-made wine.”

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy recommends eight wines for Thanksgiving, all under $25 a bottle.

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