Daily Wine News: Exclusive Appelations

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-31-2018

(Source: Wikimedia)

(Source: Wikimedia)

In Wine-Searcher, Vicki Denig looks at the wineries making moves to create their own appellations exclusive only to them. “For three European estates, the path to creating their own winery specific appellations hasn’t been easy; even unstrategic, perhaps. Though when passion and recognition run high, new paths are carved out – even within the seemingly impossible-to-crack regulations of the European Union.”

“To truly understand Mount Etna wines, it’s crucial for buyers to learn more about the characteristics that distinguish them from other Sicilian wines. It’s also important to look at these wines in a context that extends beyond DOC and more broadly encompasses the unique aspects of the terroir of the volcano itself.” Sarah Bray explores Etna’s unique terroir in SevenFifty Daily.

A Napa vineyard worker was killed Monday in an accident involving a grape harvesting machine, reports CBS SF Bay Area.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague tastes through the category of wines aiming to corner the female market to find out if they’re any good—wines with names like Mad Housewife, Mommy’s Time Out, Sweet Bitch, Little Black Dress, Middle Sister, Sexy Wine Bomb, Hello Kitty and White Girl Rosé. (subscription req.)

Adam Lechmere looks at Portugal’s wine tourism boom in Meininger’s.

In Decanter, Panos Kakaviatos reports on the 2018 Sauternes vintage: “Château Guiraud has confirmed that it will not make a ‘first wine’ from the Sauternes 2018 vintage due to hail damage, while other estates in the area have reported a nervous waiting game in recent weeks as noble rot left it late to make its mark in the vineyards.”

In VinePair, Tim McKirdy offers a global 2018 harvest report.

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