Daily Wine News: The New Burgundy?

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Bottles of Barolo. (Wikimedia)

Bottles of Barolo. (Wikimedia)

“Is Barolo the new Burgundy? According to some members of the wine-world cognoscenti, the answer is yes. But do the Barolo producers themselves think this is true?” WSJ’s Lettie Teague asks the producers during a recent trip to the Piedmont.

“The Court of Master Sommeliers has welcomed six new Master Sommeliers to their ranks today,” reports Elaine Chukan Brown on JancisRobinson.com. “Yesterday’s blind tasting was the first of three possible special tasting exams offered by the Court following September’s breach.”

“By the time you read this, most, if not all, of the 2016 Vintage Port will have been sold, a very short crop of some of the most polished wines the Douro has ever grown,” writes Joshua Green in Wine & Spirits Magazine. “But it’s a vintage worth committing to memory: These wines will be around for many decades to come, their flavor impact grown out of an unusual season.”

In SevenFifty Daily, Sophia McDonald highlights 8 new California AVAs on the horizon.

In Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt analyzes Oregon’s Iberian connection. “The increased interest in Spain’s leading grape [tempranillo] has also benefited Grenache, which struggled initially in the Pacific Northwest due to harsh winters. The southern Oregon climate makes all the difference as far as its long-term potential.”

Courtney Schiessl on the changing face of carmenère in Guild Somm.

The PUNCH staff put together a list of the best magnums for your money.

In Decanter, Jane Anson enjoys a vertical of Domaine de Chevalier white wines and shares her notes. (subscription req.)

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