Daily Wine News: The Problem With Rosé

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glassofrose“While pale-rosé snobs exist in North America, it seems apparent from the celebration of rosé’s pinkness in the US (Drink pink! Rosé all day!) that the “only pale is good” philosophy hasn’t seeped into the mainstream US market. But pale prejudice has reached the high-end market, as aspirational Americans are suddenly paying more for flavorless, pale rosés than they normally spend on high-quality white wines.” W. Blake Gray on the problem with rosé on Wine-Searcher.

In Wine Enthusiast, Anne Krebiehl sings praise for Austrian reds: “perfect matches for the trends of today. They fit that lighter, food-friendly paradigm of reds that offer toned silhouettes…Their power is more often expressed aromatically than through assertive tannins or overly firm structures, while bright acidity highlights every nuance of fruit and spice.”

In Forbes, Jill Barth reports on the Center for Rosé Research, located in Vidauban, which exists to maintain the high quality of rosé from Provence.

“I’d argue that generally speaking, we don’t want our wines to taste nicer, but truer” says Jamie Goode.

Scott Rosenbaum highlights the “7 Essential Books Every Wine Professional Should Own” in SevenFifty Daily.

Grape Collective talks with Sami Ghosn of Massaya Winery about the political issues faced as a winemaker in Lebanon.

In Wine Spectator, MaryAnn Worobiec shares a report on Australia’s 2018 harvest: “vintners are reporting a mostly uneventful vintage. They say yields are slightly lower than last year’s, but they are pleased with the resulting wines.”

Ethan Fixell explores Colorado wine in Tasting Table.

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