Daily Wine News: Sparkling & Sweetness

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 12-01-2017

Flickr, Jérôme-.

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Dosage isn’t all about sweetness, says Peter Liem in Wine & Spirits Magazine. “Rather, the importance of dosage in Champagne lies in its intricate interaction with other elements of the wine… dosage functions much like salt: We don’t necessarily add salt to a dish to make it salty, but to enhance our perception of other flavors.”

SodaStream has introduced a sparkling wine product. According to a press release, the latest addition to the DIY soda line is a “fine alcoholic concentrate” called “Sparkling Gold” and essentially allows SodaStream owners to turn tap water into a sparkling wine that has “the taste of a fruity Riesling wine.” (Sparkling Gold is currently only available in Germany.)

Does a better glass for Champagne exist? In Meininger’s, Felicity Carter contemplates a new glass invention, the “Synergy” glass.

In Decanter, Jane Anson reports on how the Bordeaux 2017 vintage is shaping up.

Are the reputations of the world’s “great” wines based on simple class snobbery? Oliver Styles explores the answer in Wine-Searcher.

In Forbes, Cathy Huyghe talks to Pascaline Lepeltier about what will shape the future of the wine industry,

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov recommends five wine books to gift this holiday.

In SevenFifty Daily, Vicki Denig explores the pros and cons of shelf talkers.

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