Daily Wine News: The Death of Terroir?

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 12-04-2017

wine listIs climate change going to be the death of terroir? James Lawrence explores the complicated answer in Wine-Searcher. “Terroir, we’re taught, is the coming together of the climate, soil and the landscape… Climate, we’re told, is just one of many key elements. Yet would any grower question the axiom that climate, or indeed the growing season’s weather is the most important deciding factor in determining style and quality?”

Kelli White of Guild Somm reflects on the importance of wine list awards. “What is the benefit of these awards? Does prestige necessarily lead to profit? Are these accolades simply another notch on the resume of the receiving sommelier, or is their value tied to their ability to put “butts in seats,” per the old restaurant adage?”

In Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss looks at what makes Champagnes that come from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger so special.

“Does being a sommelier sometimes mean your liver is a martyr for the business?” In SevenFifty Daily, Victoria James, beverage director of Cote in New York, chronicles what a month long hiatus from drinking is when you’re a sommelier.

Vine diseases are moving at a rapid clip across the world’s vineyards. In Meininger’s, Michaela Morris looks at how Monferrato in Italy is being affected.

In VinePair, Courtney Scheissl explores the appeal of demi-sec Champagne.

Jancis Robinson recommends a list of dry white wines for festive drinking.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre offers three tips for giving the gift of wine.

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