Daily Wine News: Skepticism & Changes

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Ashes & Diamonds in Santa Cruz. (Source: Ashes & Diamonds)

Ashes & Diamonds in Napa. (Photo credit: Emma K. Morris)

In November, the new appellation, Bourgogne Côte d’Or was introduced. In Wine-Searcher, James Lawrence considers its potential. “What, if anything, can this new designation bring to the glorious world of Burgundy? Should it invoke a yawn, mild interest or even excitement?… the global wine trade’s response has been more mixed, with some welcoming the initiative, while others have maintained their skepticism as to the appellation’s relevance.”

In Vogue, a look at how Ashes & Diamonds—which has enlisted Steve Matthiasson and Dan Petroski to craft its wines—is changing the Napa Valley vibe.

In VinePair, Jamie Goode thinks winemakers need to think big instead of chasing trends in the cellar.

In the Press, Bryce Wiatrak highlights Ridge Vineyard’s Monte Bello estate.

Elsewhere in the Press, Esther Mobley details “The 52 California Wineries You Need to Visit in 2018.”

Only a few places in the world make truly exceptional Pinot Biancos. Italy’s Alto Adige is one of them, according to Ian D’Agata, who highlights the Nals-Margreid Cooperative in Vinous.

Jennifer Huffman chats with GuildSomm’s Kelli White in the Napa Valley Register.

In Forbes, Katie Kelly Bell shares why Brunello di Montalcino is the wine to collect this year.

In Food & Wine, Maria Yagoda details when it’s right to use the wrong wine glass.

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