Daily Wine News: “Old Masters” of Wine

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-07-2018

(Flickr: piker77)

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In Wine Spectator, Matt Kramer compares traditional fine wine benchmarkers to Old Masters in fine art. “The famous wines we’ve all heard about are now akin to museum pieces. As with Old Master art, exceedingly few people actually live with them… Are there new wine versions of the Old Masters? The answer is a definitive yes—and no.”

Neil Martin pens a goodbye letter to the Wine Advocate. “Of course, I thank Robert Parker for taking a chance on a rookie. Irrespective of your opinion about the man, the wine world would be a lot poorer without him… To have worked with such a legend has been an honour.”

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan looks at how global warming is impacting wine regions around the world, and ponders the wines of the future. “Britain, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington State, and other current and emerging wine-producing regions are benefitting from the northward migration, and it’s hard to argue that quality wine from more places isn’t a good thing.  But that could change as global warming accelerates, and more quickly than we imagine.”

Dwight Furrow dives into the controversy over natural wines on 3 Quarks Daily. “The word “nature” typically refers to anything that is not supernatural or anything not made or influenced by human beings. But neither of these meanings is helpful…”

In Wine Enthusiast, Sean P. Sullivan reminds us: Cork taint is still a problem.

Wine & Spirits Magazine catches up with Aldo Sohm of Le Bernardin about wine sales increasing, Meursault vs. Sancerre, and why Champagne isn’t among his best-selling bottles.

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, visits Chateau Ste Michelle, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.

On the Tablas Creek blog, pondering what makes people want to join a wine club.

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