Daily Wine News: Looking Back & Ahead

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Fino sherry. (Wikimedia)

Fino sherry. (Wikimedia)

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Patricio Tapia looks at how a new generation in Jerez is looking to the past in search of flavors modernity seems to have erased.

Jamie Goode explores the rise of what he calls “consumer champions” in the wine industry. “They are a band of vocal marketers, commentators and ‘thought leaders’ who are upset and outraged by the way that the wine industry is expressing loathing, hatred and disregard for ‘the consumer’, leaving large swathes of the drinking population feeling criticised, belittled and vilified… I think the consumer champions are well intentioned. But they are misguided. They identify many of the problems in the wine industry, but have no real solutions…”

“Many a Champagne producer has said, “if we had 1996 again we’d do it differently”. And then, in 2008, they had their chance.” Margaret Rand compares 2008 Roederer Cristal and 1996 Cristal Vinothèque in Wine-Searcher.

In Wine Spectator, Roberto Camuto finds a distinctive primitivo in Gioia del Colle, located in the center of Italy’s Puglian heel.

Jancis Robinson recommends 32 festive whites for the holiday season.

Smithsonian highlights the best food and wine books of 2018

In Vinous, Josh Raynolds offers him impressions of Vacqueyras 2016 and 2015.

Matt Kettman offers a guide to Santa Barbara County’s wines in Wine Enthusiast.

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