Daily Wine News: Modern Somms

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-01-2018

sommIn Wine-Searcher, Kathleen Willcox looks at how the role of sommelier has been redefined by millennials and the Somm documentary films. “When the film became a surprise cult hit it not only spawned a franchise, it also transformed, for many, what was a stale, stilted service profession into an aspirational career path for people passionate about the confluence of gastronomy, history and culture.”

On JancisRobinson.com, guest contributor offers an update on the Bordeaux 2018 vintage. “The weather too has been exceptional, with a glorious summer extending long into the September and early-October harvest, but the vintage had begun with a bizarrely challenging first half of the growing season. It has ended up, not for the first time, as a year of mixed fortunes.”

Tom Mullen is also talking about 2018 Bordeaux over on Forbes, where he says the “vintage may be poised for greatness.”

St. Francis Winery and Vineyards has purchased an 80-acre vineyard in the Russian River Valley for $9.2 million, reports Kerana Todorov on WineBusiness.com.

Kerin O’Keefe details what you can expect when aging Moscato d’Asti in Wine Enthusiast.

In Vinous, Ian D’Agata explores the ageworthiness of verdicchio.

In the Chicago Tribune, Michael Austin explores the pinot gris and pinot blanc wines of Alsace.

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