Daily Wine News: Remembering Bourdain

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 06-11-2018

Anthony Bourdain (Wikimedia)

Anthony Bourdain (Wikimedia)

Early Friday morning, CNN reported that Anthony Bourdain had died at the age of 61 while filming in Alsace. Since then, endless obituaries and tributes have been published—in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, the Atlantic, NPR, Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, and many, many more.

In SevenFifty Daily, Tyler Colman explores the factors that make Domaine de la Romanée-Conti the world’s most coveted wine. “For one, it’s the history. Being the object of desire since the 13th century creates a certain built-in demand. But it’s not self-fulfilling: Reputations earned over centuries still need burnishing…”

The Drinks Business shares details on the compounds called “Corklins” that are found in cork-stopped wines. “It has been shown that, even at low levels, the phenols from the cork stopper will react with catechins and malvidins in the wine to form new and bigger compounds that will affect the colour and astringency of the wine over time, according to Cabral, and it is these larger tannin-derived compounds that have been called Corklins.”

“Can, or even should, a wine be a cause for a life-changing event?” Alfonso Cevola meditates on the answer.

Are you a wine alpha or a wine beta? The Wall Street Journal’s Lettie Teague considers the role of each position.

Josh Raynolds praises the elegance of the 2016 Northern Rhône vintage in Vinous. “A number of producers call it a “dream vintage” for the wines’ collective balance, freshness and expression of terroir… 2016 is a vintage that’s a must-buy for readers who prize Syrah built along pure, graceful, dare I say feminine, lines.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre surveys how the 2018 vintage is faring in Champagne, Bordeaux, the Douro Valley, the Finger Lakes, and beyond.

In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher say that pinot grigio and Beaujolais still don’t get the respect they deserve.

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