Daily Wine News: Standing Apart

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Ripe Pinot Noir (Flickr: docoverachiever)

Ripe Pinot Noir (Flickr: docoverachiever)

Eric Asimov sings the praises of Anderson Valley pinot noir in the New York Times. “These regions, along with the Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County, are the sources of California’s finest pinot noirs. The Anderson Valley may wish by nature to stand apart, but it has taken its place among California’s pinot noir elite.”

In Condé Nast Traveler, Mark Ellwood explores the world of Swiss wine.

Wine Enthusiast reports that Hubert Opici, founder and owner of Opici Wine Group, Opici Distributing and Market Street Spirits, died Tuesday at the age of 102.

What’s the difference between a popular wine and a perennially fashionable one? Lettie Teague delves into the answer in the Wall Street Journal. (subscription req.)

Kelli White profiles Ulises Valdez in Vinous. “Valdez is one of California’s most prestigious grape growers, though you wouldn’t know it by just speaking with him…”

Andre Shearer talked with Grape Collective about the challenges still faced by the South African wine industry today.

In Decanter, Jane Anson meets Pierre Le Hong, who is making a name for himself in the region by producing detailed, digital maps of prized vineyards.

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