Daily Wine News: Good But Not Great

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bordeaux-wine-cork-984x500Neal Martin assesses the 2014 Bordeaux vintage in Vinous. “The bottom line is that 2014 vintage is a good to very good vintage but not truly great. It does not belong on the mantelpiece with the 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015 or the nascent 2016s.”

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan reports on the ways winemakers are adapting to climate change. “So far, farmers and winemakers are running ahead of their regional appellation authorities in adaptation to climate change.”

In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman looks into the ways the TTB is targeting consignment wine sales. “According to a March release from the TTB: “The focus of this TTB investigation is on consignment sales arrangements, which, like other unlawful trade practices, are used to gain an unfair advantage over law-abiding industry members and ultimately limit consumer choice.””

Vranken-Pommery has become the first of the big Champagne houses to release an English sparkling wine, according to the Drinks Business.

Retailers discuss their tips for staying competitive during rosé season—and beyond—in SevenFifty Daily.

On his blog, W. Blake Gray discusses the wine documentary, André: The Voice of Wine. “André Tchelistcheff died in 1994. He was hugely influential on many wineries in Napa Valley and elsewhere (one of the last and most controversial decisions of his life continues to pay dividends in Tuscany: see the film).”

In Bon Appétit, Marissa Ross and Emily Eisen highlight 11 natural wines whose labels look as good as they taste.

The Washington Post looks into the trend of “black wine.”

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