Daily Wine News: Discovery & Courage

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italianredwineEsther Mobley meditates on the vast universe of Italian wine in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Italian wine’s heterogeneity is what makes it exciting, though it may also explain why its neighbor to the west is more often represented on top U.S. wine lists…Yet it’s from these fringe regions where Italian wine’s greatest pleasure can most often be accessed: the pleasure of discovery.”

Jancis Robinson shares which Bordeaux vintages you should be drinking right now.

“So don’t write off a tough year like 2018. As we consumers taste these wines, we should try to identify those winemakers who had the courage of their convictions and refused to surrender,” says Dave McIntyre in the Washington Post.

“The month of October was the first time in a very long time Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s eponymous grand cru was no longer the most expensive wine on our database,” reports Wine-Searcher.

Also on Wine-Searcher, Claire Adamson looks into what makes a wine expensive. “Outside of the cost of production, there are a number of things that send wine prices skyrocketing. Prestige and collectability are the big two, with things like age, scarcity, and good old-fashioned trendiness feeding this.”

The Drinks Business reports that Francis Ford Coppola has entered the cannabis game with new brand, The Grower Series.

In VinePair, Mary Winston Nicklin explores Banyuls wines.

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