Daily Wine News: Staying Power

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(Flickr: Niklas Hellerstedt)

(Flickr: Niklas Hellerstedt)

Ian D’Agata offers a comprehensive report on Sardinia’s wines in Vinous. “Whereas decades ago there were too many overly alcoholic, rustic reds and simple whites with little staying power, that is no longer true today… Of course, old vines are important everywhere in the world, but in Sardinia their presence is paramount.”

In Decanter, Jane Anson examines some of the changes at Château Brane-Cantenac and tastes a decade of vintages of both the first and second wines.

The wine grape harvest in Washington state in 2017 was down 16 percent from 2016, reports the Associated Press.

In the Sacramento Bee, James Conaway, author of Napa at Last Light, shares his grim outlook for the state and the direction of the valley: “I don’t see any hope. It’s too late for it to become an agricultural Yosemite. I hope the pressure to clear hillsides abates, but I don’t have much faith in its stopping.”

Jamie Goode pens a short profile of António Madeira, “a new star from Dão, Portugal.”

What does your wine bottle really say about the wine inside? Tammie Teclemariam dives into what’s behind your wine bottle in Wine Enthusiast.

Are Gran Seleziones really the best Chianti Classicos? W. Blake Gray weighs in on the question in Wine-Searcher.

In Forbes, Leslie Wu talks wine pairings with Master of Wine Tim Hanni.

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