Daily Wine News: The Other Napa Cab

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Cabernet Franc on the vine (Wikimedia)

Cabernet Franc on the vine (Wikimedia)

In the Daily Beast, Frances Dinkelspiel shares how winemaker Ted Hall fought to save his Napa winery from wildfires after already rebuilding his life and business after it was destroyed in a 2005 fire set by an arsonist.

Jon Bonné explores California cabernet franc in Punch. “The state’s latest interpretations of the grape acknowledge the innate drinkability of Loire wines, but often invoke a different mix of fashionable red-wine trends today: soft edges, light extraction of fruit, sometimes carbonic maceration…”

Wine Spectator reports that Oregon winemaker Patricia Green, 62, died Nov. 6 in an apparent accident inside her rural cabin retreat.

Richard Hemming delves into the madness of en primeur in Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages. “It’s a bit like the vinous version of astrology: it only works if everyone involved is delusional in one way or another.”

Is Sonoma overdoing the number of tasting rooms in the town center? In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman finds rumblings of discontent.

In NPR, Eleanor Bearsley reports on the rise of Chinese investors purchasing chateaux in Bordeaux.

Steve Burns has been named president of the Wine Market Council, replacing John Gillespie, who was in the role for 20 years.

Mary Holland takes a look inside Copenhagen’s “punk-rock natural wine scene” in VinePair.

AFAR offers “A First Timer’s Guide to Napa Valley.”

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