Daily Wine News: Seeking Out Obscurity

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-15-2018

(Flickr: theloushe)

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Has our singular focus on a vineyard’s terroir devalued the actual “making” involved in winemaking? In Punch, Zachary Sussman considers the consequences of “the wine makes itself” way of thinking. “What’s needed is a more nuanced way to frame the conversation, one that reexamines the winemaker’s relationship to his or her discipline and takes into account the complex reality of how wine is really made.”

In Wine Enthusiast, a Q+A with Jason Wilson about his forthcoming book, Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey through the World of Strange, Obscure and Underappreciated Wine, and his journey into the lesser-known wines that inspired him to write it.

Food & Wine announces its lists of the 2018 Sommeliers of the Year.

Christy Canterbury looks at the state of the U.S. wine landscape on Tim Atkin’s website.

According to Meininger’s, Austria’s 2017 exports broke a new record, reaching an all time high of €158.6m. “The new value levels were reached even though the 2016 harvest was a challenging one”

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto checks in on Frescobaldi’s Luce della Vite project.

Scott Tobias reviews “Our Blood is Wine,” a film about Georgian wine in Variety.

In Wine & Spirits, Jane Gladstone sat down with Becky Wasserman to talk about her half-century as an American in Burgundy.

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