Daily Wine News: Century-Old Champagne

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Pol Roger recently unearthed century-old Champagne from the ruins of their collapsed cellars. In Wine Spectator, Suzanne Mustacich shares what the Champagne house plans to do with them. “The exact vintage remains a mystery—they could be as old as 1887 or a young as 1898. In the coming weeks, the staff plans to hand riddle the bottles, moving the sediment to the neck, and disgorge them.”

According to the preliminary California Grape Crush Report released recently, the price of Napa grapes grew 11.5% in 2017. Napa Cabernet Sauvignon shot up to an average $7,421 per ton, an increase of 9% over 2016. Wines & Vines shares more details from the report.

In SOMM Journal, Deborah Parker Wong looks at how modern styles of Aszú are redefining the wines of Tokaj.

In SevenFifty Daily, Lana Bortolot talks with Gramercy Tavern veteran Juliette Pope about her transition from floor to portfolio manager for David Bowler Wine.

The Drinks Business considers the green issues driving innovation in wine closures. “Essentially, with the argument shifting from the technical performance of different stoppers, the environmental implications are becoming a decisive factor in the selection of closure type.”

In Food & Wine, Jonathan Cristaldi offers a crash course in the best classes to help you land a job in wine.

Susan H. Gordon dives into the pecorino wines from Abruzzo in Forbes.

In Wine Enthusiast, Brooke Porter Katz recommends five wine clubs for various kinds of wine lovers.

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