Daily Wine News: Lodi’s Reputation

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-21-2018

(Source: Lodi Wines)

(Source: Lodi Wines)

“If talented winemakers love Lodi fruit, why does the region continue to struggle to shake its low-quality reputation?” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on the increasingly diverse modern Lodi region, the future home of Sandlands and star winemaker Tegan Passalacqua. “If you explore, it’s clear: This is a very fine place to grow wine grapes.”

In Decanter, Hugh Johnson considers the times when your highly anticipated bottles end up a disappointment.

Margaret Rand reports on the vintage port market in Wine-Searcher. “Until now Vintage Port, for all its undoubted quality and its famous ability to improve with age – which should put it up there with Classed Growth Bordeaux and Grand Cru Burgundy as a wine collector’s must-have – has lagged behind those wines.”

In Meininger’s, Keren Lavelle discovers Hatten Wines, a winery in Bali. “Demand both for table grapes and fermented rice beverages, for use in Balinese religious ceremonies, has been instrumental in the birth of Hatten Wines, and thus the creation of a wine industry in Indonesia.”

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan looks into the use of fungicides in vineyards. “Vineyards account for 80% of the total fungicide use in France, despite the low overall percentage of acreage of vineyards in total agricultural land use.”

This year’s Heart’s Delight charity wine auction raised $1.5 million for the American Heart Association, reports Wine Spectator.

In Grape Collective, David Ramey of Ramey Wine Cellars talks with Lisa Denning about the changes he has seen over the years and the challenges for young California winemakers today.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre offers three tips to help increase your enjoyment of wine.

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