Daily Wine News: Pre-Phylloxera Prestige

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Vines on Mount Etna during winter (From Tenuta delle Terre Nere)

Vines on Mount Etna during winter (From Tenuta delle Terre Nere)

Tom Hyland explores the prestige of pre-phylloxera vines in Etna in Wine-Searcher. “The fact that wines are produced in Etna on such poor stony soils, comprised of volcanic ash, pumice and sand make Etna Rosso wines so intriguing… Add in the fact that a few producers are working with pre-phylloxera vines…and you have a recipe for highly distinctive wines that are highly sought after by sommeliers, wine critics and connoisseurs alike…”

At the end of this year, the EU must decide whether to reapprove the use of copper in organic farming. In Meininger’s, Darren Smith reports on the controversy and what the final decision could mean for organic winegrowing.

In Decanter, Peter Richards looks at how a new generation has been fighting to save some of Chile’s oldest vineyards from industrial pine forests and pulp factories. (subscription req.)

In SevenFifty Daily, industry professionals share the most awkward and obnoxious situations they’ve encountered at winery tasting rooms.

Tom Mullen on the sparkling wines made in Trentino in Forbes.

Joe Roberts visits Troon Vineyard in Oregon. “…it was with a sort of mixed fascination and trepidation that I recently observed firsthand Troon Vineyard‘s Biodynamic compost preparations (#502-507) in the gorgeous (but, at the time, quite smokey) Applegate Valley, to literally see “the good sh*t”…”

In Condé Nast Traveler, Mark Ellwood explores how to navigate wine tourism in China.

In Chicago Mag, Maggie Hennessy offers a natural wine primer for rookies.

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