Daily Wine News: Wine from Prehistoric Georgia

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-14-2017

Georgian kvevri. (Wikimedia)

Georgian kvevri. (Wikimedia)

“Researchers found wine residue on pottery shards from two archaeological sites in Georgia dating back to 6,000 B.C. The findings are the earliest evidence so far of wine made from the Eurasian grape, which is used in nearly all wine produced worldwide,” reports the New York Times.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley talks to Kashy Khaledi of Ashes & Diamonds about Napa’s “Napathy” problem. “In Khaledi’s view, modern Napa has become too safe, too risk averse, and its wines too homogenous… Has Napa gotten lazy, resting on its laurels and churning out overblown, excessively high-octane wines?”

A private wine collector from Mississippi bought the most expensive wine ever sold at a charity auction for $350,000, according to the Daily Meal. The wine was a bottle of The Setting 2015, an Alexander Valley cabernet sauvignon created by celebrity winemaker Jesse Katz.

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford considers the significance of comfort zones in wine appreciation.

Sean Sullivan breaks down what’s happening—and where—with Washington’s white wines.

Elaine Chukan Brown spends a day with Michael Brajkovich at Kumeu River in New Zealand. “Kumeu River stepped into the international stage at a time before New Zealand was recognized as a wine region….The brand’s iconic reputation has persisted.”

W. Blake Gray looks at a recent study that finds “there is no difference in wine preferences between men and women.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre offers tips for picking Thanksgiving wines.

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