Daily Wine News: Rosé Fraud

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-10-2018

Flickr, Noodle93.

Flickr, Noodle93.

According to BBC, up to 4.6 million bottles of Spanish rosé wine have been labeled as French and sold in French cafes, hotels and restaurants

“High prices for Bordeaux 2017 compared with similar prior vintages, and restrained demand from buyers focusing on a few top labels, is leading to wine stocks backing up at merchants in the French port and a squeeze on margins,” reports Guy Collins in Bloomberg.

Ernest J. Gallo, the son of current president and CEO Joseph Gallo and grandson of co-founder Ernest Gallo, has been appointed chief operating officer, and is scheduled to become president and CEO effective May 1, 2020. Shanken News Daily recently caught up with Gallo to discuss his new appointment.

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford reviews Alex Maltman’s recently published book, Vineyards, Rocks, & Soils. “No student of wine should be without this book; every wine writer and sommelier should read it, several times.”

Does Napa Valley have too much Cabernet? W. Blake Gray explores the answer in Wine-Searcher.

Grape Collective talks to Antón Lorenzo, the winemaker of Mas d’en Gil about the terroir of Priorat; especially focusing on Bellmunt del Priorat, where Mas d’en Gil is located as well as their philosophy of viticulture and viniculture.

Tom Wark looks forward to the release of four upcoming wine books.

In Punch, Robert Simonson on the new wave of pink gins that seem to be trying to appeal to the rosé crowd.

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