Daily Wine News: Serious Wines

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-07-2018

(Source: Wikimedia)

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In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson considers the trajectory of grüner veltliner in an adapted excerpt from his new book, Godforsaken Grapes. “I spent a good deal of time in Austria, tasting gruner veltliner all along the Danube. As I moved from Kremstal to Kamptal, from Weinviertel to Wagram to Wachau, what struck me most was that the better producers seemed determined to evolve the grape far, far away from the “Groo-Vee” vibe and to climb the ladder toward becoming a truly Serious Wine.”

Jancis Robinson looks at the renaissance of Spain’s garnacha wines. “As part of a new wave of Spanish wines, ambitious, sophisticated Garnachas are proliferating not just in Aragon and next-door Navarra (where Garnacha has long been the key ingredient in dark rosados), but even in Rioja, Spain’s most classical wine region, where Garnacha’s star is rising.”

“I’m often the only person of color at tastings. We represent less than 10% of attendees. How is this in 2018? I know many wine professionals of color. We’re out here, it’s not hard to find us. We just need to be welcomed in.” In Wine Enthusiast, Julia Coney writes about diversity in the world of wine.

National Geographic reports on what could be the earliest known winery, found in an Armenian cave.

On Drink Insider, Terry Lozoff on the winemakers dedicated to elevating the quality of California syrah. “These winemakers… are producing Syrah that is fresh, savory, peppery, terroir-driven and filled with energy – not the weighty, overripe, big alcohol fruit bombs that California Syrah was once known for.”

Alice Feiring debunks the myth that natural wines don’t age.

In SevenFifty Daily, Kathleen Wilcox talks to somms and beverage directors about their revelatory wine moments.

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