Daily Wine News: Less is More?

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-01-2018

(Source: Wikimedia)

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“We live in the era of the fresh, mineral and tangy, of carbonic maceration and minimal tannin, of unpretentious wines that offer pleasure in watercolor shades,” says Jon Bonné in Punch. “And yet, while I have no desire for Big Flavor to return, I have to wonder: Have we gone too far in our craving for less being more?”

Betsy Andrews explores the challenges—and thrills—of selling spätburgunder in SevenFifty Daily. “Climate change is helping with ripeness and encouraging new plantings. Also, lightweight, quaffable reds now appeal to Americans. On the higher end, improvements in winemaking and vineyard practices are yielding wines that can go up against Burgundy and win.”

In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman looks at the ways the California wine industry is uniting to ensure that worker accommodation doesn’t disappear in the aftermath of October’s fires.

Felicity Carter reports on the revival of Vienna’s flagship style Gemischter Satz in Meininger’s.

In Wines & Vines, Texas wine owners reflect on what has—and hasn’t—worked to grow the Texas wine industry.

“Thanks to a wave of younger, globally conscious winemakers, the rise of smaller appellations, and expanding consumer tastes, Bordeaux has more to offer Americans today than ever before.” Ethan Fixell reports on modern Bordeaux in Beverage Media.

Andrea Frost is joining the growing team at JancisRobinson.com.

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