Daily Wine News: Walla Walla Carmenère

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Carmenère. (Wikimedia)

Carmenère. (Wikimedia)

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Patrick J. Comiskey discovers carmenère from Walla Walla in Washington State. “The best of the Walla Walla wines are fresh, with savory notes hinting at lavender and lilac, and a core of fruit that’s not so much rich as enveloping. They show slightly less power than most Chilean versions…”

Sara Chodosh delves into the results of a recent study proclaiming there is “no safe amount of alcohol” in Popular Science. “It wasn’t long ago that the court of public opinion held that a glass of cabernet with dinner wasn’t just okay for you, it was actively good for you. Yet it seems like opinion is shifting. Suddenly moderate drinking is unhealthy. What happened?”

In Bon Appétit, Elyse Inamine profiles Haley Fortier, who is championing female winemakers and natural wines at Boston’s Haley.Henry.

In SevenFifty Daily, Courtney Schiessl explores the evolution of California chenin blanc. “Over the past decade, artisanal winemakers riding the “new California” wave have launched interesting, limited-production Chenin Blanc cuvees…With the popularity of Chenin Blanc rising among consumers, these small producers are striving to change the reputation of California Chenin for good.”

Alfonso Cevola meditates on memories of Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. “Trebbiano Abruzzese isn’t going to supplant Meursault, or even Assyrtiko, as one of the great white wines of the world. But Trebbiano Abruzzese has been a great life lesson for me.”

In VinePair, Stephanie Cain reports on saperavi’s growing presence in the Finger Lakes.

In Wine Enthusiast, Sean P. Sullivan details the cabernet sauvignon wines of Washington you need to know.

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