Daily Wine News: Beyond Pinot in OR

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-09-2018

Vineyards in Oregon (Wikimedia)

Vineyards in Oregon (Wikimedia)

In Vinous, Josh Raynolds reports on Oregon’s growing wine industry. “With more than 20,000 planted acres, Pinot Noir constitutes a whopping 64% of the state’s vines, and almost 80% of that total is in the Willamette Valley…However, a steadily growing number of serious white wines and a handful of non-Pinot Noir reds have begun making the case that there’s much more to Oregon wine than its most famous and ubiquitous variety.”

Aaron Ayscough offers “A Brief History of Glou-Glou” in Sprudge Wine.

“China’s wine market is as riddled with pitfalls as it is exciting.” In Wine-Searcher, Marcus Ford explores the peculiar set of challenges faced in the Chinese wine market.

In Beverage Media, Jeff Siegel reports on the power of on-premise only wines. “With limited, if any, retail distribution, these restaurant-targeted wines, don’t have easily discernible prices—solving the wine apps dilemma and allowing for more flexible mark-ups.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Michael Schachner explores the small-operation Chilean wineries that have bee instrumental in giving Chilean wine a modern face.

Where are all the New Zealand wines? The Guardian’s Fiona Beckett wants to know.

In Decanter, Jane Anson reports on the latest Bordeaux wine estate to open a wine bar.

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