Daily Wine News: Untapped Gold Mine

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Vineyards in Lanzarote, Canary Islands. (Wikimedia)

Vineyards in Lanzarote, Canary Islands. (Wikimedia)

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Joshua Greene explores the wines of the Canary Islands. “…with little pressure for change, the Canaries remain an untapped viticultural gold mine: a diverse mix of vines on their own roots at a wide range of altitudes, from sea level to thousands of feet above and still within view of the sea. When you consider the potential of this place, it is breathtaking.”

Eric Asimov explores the wines of Portugal’s Bairrada wine region in the New York Times. “…only in the last couple of years have I become truly excited about the wines of Bairrada, a region in northern central Portugal bounded by the hills of Dão to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.”

In SevenFifty Daily, Tina Caputo reports on a panel discussion from the recent Wine & Weed Symposium regarding ways to combine wine and weed at the same event.

“Cirelli is working with terracotta amphorae. His wines have a soulfulness that reflects the stunning natural reserve where his vines live.” In Grape Collective, Christopher Barnes talks to Abruzzo’s Francesco Cirelli.

In Quartz, Annaliese Griffin talks to the sommelier and beverage directors that have created their own canned wine lines.

In the Los Angeles Times, Patrick Comiskey reports on the Garagiste Wine Festival, highlighting four winemakers who participated.

Elsewhere in the Los Angeles Times, Anne Harnagel explores the wine regions of Italy and Slovenia by bike.

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