Daily Wine News: Pinot Gris Masters

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Pinot gris grapes at Iris Vineyards in Oregon. (Flickr: Rick Obst)

Pinot gris grapes at Iris Vineyards in Oregon. (Flickr: Rick Obst)

The Drinks Business holds its first Pinot Gris Masters, and shares the results for the sparking, unoaked, oaked and rosé categories. “It was an exciting prospect – this is a grape of great global significance – and the results were significant, highlighting great places for the variety, while confirming the quality of established regions. But the first thing we discovered was a pleasing lack of faulty versions.”

“Following in the footsteps of rivals Target, Aldi and Trader Joe’s with hipper and tonier bona fides, Walmart is launching its Winemakers Selection of private label wine,” reports Barbara Thau in Forbes.

In VinePair, Christine Clark talks to Jared and Tracey Brandt of Donkey & Goat winery about their choice to start labeling ingredients.

In Smithsonian, Kevin Begos explores the quest to grow the first great American wine grape—one that both resists disease and tastes good.

On Good Vitis, Aaron Menenberg checks in on Arizona’s wine scene with a tasting of samples from Aridus Wine Company. “What I find most exciting and interesting about Aridus is the evolution it could take as more estate fruit is cultivated…”

On the Cork Report, Lenn Thompson shares his impressions of the wines from Rosemont of Virginia, located four miles north of the North Carolina border.

The Democrat & Chronicle reports on the accolades the 2016 Finger Lakes vintage has earned.

Paul Adams delves into the science of winemaking yeasts in SevenFifty Daily.

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