Daily Wine News: Evolving AVAs

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-13-2018

Cabernet Sauvignon. (Wikimedia)

Cabernet Sauvignon. (Wikimedia)

Joshua Greene reports on changes in farming and winemaking that are leading growers to turn out finely ripened, silken cabernet sauvignon in the Alexander Valley in Wine & Spirits Magazine.

Sophia McDonald details the 5 new Washington AVAs on the horizon, and what you need to know about each one in SevenFifty Daily.

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray explores the ageability of Italian verdicchio, and how its quality has changed in recent years. “In 2006, 58 percent of Verdicchio by volume in the Marche was made by co-ops, and only 42 percent by independent producers. By 2017, that number had shifted: 66 percent of Verdicchio was made by individual producers, who traditionally have much greater interest in making quality wine because it’s hard to sell otherwise.”

In Wines & Vines, Peter Mitham reports on how grapegrowers and wineries in British Columbia are monitoring and testing for smoke taint.

In the Chicago Tribune, Michael Austin explores the wines of Texas.

Jon Bonné offers the “insider’s guide to orange wine” in Punch.

There’s another natural wine primer, written by Alex Erdekian, over on Thrillist.

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