Daily Wine News: French in Oregon

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-08-2018

Vineyards in Oregon (Wikimedia)

Vineyards in Oregon (Wikimedia)

In Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt profiles a handful of French winemakers who have found a new home in Oregon. “These French winemakers praise Oregon’s welcoming winemaking community and open horizons…Perhaps it’s simply the break from the constraints of tradition, but the biggest reward to leave home, and sometimes family, is the boundless opportunity to test and learn in what many call the Burgundy of the Pacific Northwest.”

Robert Camuto profiles Gianfranco Fino in Wine Spectator. “Fino’s 14-year rise in the heel of the Italian boot has been meteoric. He founded his winery with a vision for meticulously producing limited-quantity, high-end Primitivo—the southern Italian equivalent of Zinfandel—in the Manduria region.”

In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman reports on how U.S. courts are changing their focus when it comes to the three-tier system.

Jason Wilson explores Calvados in Vinous. “Outside France, spirits aficionados tend to overlook Calvados when discussing the world’s great brandies, the focus and attention is too often on Cognac and Armagnac. But those among us who love the apple brandy from Normandy know what the uninitiated are missing.”

Jesus Guillen, winemaker of White Rose Estate in Oregon, has died. He was 37.

Alex Russan delves into the science of esters in wine in SevenFifty Daily.

Michael Shaps, owner of Michael Shaps Wineworks in Charlottesville, Virginia, has acquired Shenandoah Vineyards.

Jamie Goode visits Red Newt Cellars in the Finger Lakes.

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