Daily Wine News: Gallo’s Spending Spree

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-10-2018

(Flickr: theloushe)

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“Gallo is buying 542 acres of the well-known Sierra Madre Vineyard in Santa Barbara County from owner Circle Vision. Announced today, the purchase by a Gallo affiliate includes the Sierra Madre trademark and 151 acres of vines within the Santa Maria Valley AVA,” reports Jim Gordon in Wines & Vines.

In Wine Business, Kerana Todoroz reports on the highlights from the first International Biodynamic Wine Conference, held Sunday and Monday in San Francisco.

Stephen Tanzer revisits the 2008 Napa Valley Cabernets in Vinous. “They are fun to drink today but they have the energy and balance to go on for another decade or more—and possibly much longer than that. From their aromatic complexity and lively floral and mineral qualities, one would never guess that some of these wines came from a stressful growing season.”

Richard Hemming on “the maddening minutiae” of wine labels on JancisRobinson.com.

In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Mowery wants you to give moscato another chance.

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, looks at how the popular Treasure Wine Estates brand 19 Crimes succeeds by breaking all the wine marketing rules.

Ray Isle offers tips for visiting Lake Geneva in Food & Wine.

In GQ, Eric Wareheim gives “a no-bullshit beginner’s guide to the trendy new (yet very old) world of natural wine.”

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