Daily Wine News: Discovering Castillon

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Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon wine in decanter. (Source: Wikimedia)

Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon wine in decanter. (Source: Wikimedia)

St-Emilion’s eastern neighbor, Castillon, has attracted successive waves of major winegrowing talent, producing some delicious wines that are still remarkably affordable. In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Joshua Greene spent a week investigating the land and its wines.

In Vinous, Ian D’Agata explores Asti and Moscato d’Asti. “Light in alcohol and strong on flavor, Asti and Moscato d’Asti are the ultimate party wines, but they can be remarkably nuanced and terroir-specific, too.”

On JancisRobinson.com, Elaine Chukan Brown continues the tale of California Chardonnay with a look of its globalization from the 1980s to the 2000s in part three of a four-part series.

Caroline Henry looks at how new rules reducing the use of copper sulfate could be problematic in Champagne in Wine-Searcher. “The main reason for the sharp reduction in authorized copper compounds usage in agriculture, stems from the fact that copper sulfate does not dissolve and hence accumulates in the soil. And this is also one of the main reasons why the EU is looking to prohibit it in the future. However, things aren’t as simple…”

Wine Enthusiast talks to various wine industry pros about what they resolve to do as well as taste in 2019.

In GuildSomm, Kelli White explores sweetness in wine.

Business Insider tests out the best wine aerators on the market.

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