Daily Wine News: Arizona Wines

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Source: Wikimedia

Source: Wikimedia

Elaine Chukan Brown explores Arizona wines on her blog. “… people fail to recognize the quality possible for Arizona wine. In a wine world that fetishizes unicorn wine, oddball varieties and undiscovered regions, people still imagine Arizona as only a desert… Though Arizona is known for heat, cold is the greater challenge in the vineyards. In viticulture, Arizona’s spring frost and fall freeze are among the biggest concerns.”

Esther Mobley looks at five of the big ideas that are defining the California wine beat right now in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index closed 2018 down 0.2% on 2017’s finish after a slow but stable year, while the broader Fine Wine 1000 soared 10%. The Drinks Business shares more details, including: “The Burgundy 150 in particular was very robust and largely carried the overall index with a 34.9% rise.”

Is red wine really the cause of that headache? Lettie Teague asks the experts and shares the answers in the Wall Street Journal.

In Forbes, Courtney Schiessl offers some tips for how to tell if a wine will age well.

Also in Forbes, Michelle Williams highlights Willamette Valley’s Lavinea Wines.

Bryce Wiatrak delves into the dry wines of historic sweet regions such as the Douro Valley, Tokaj, and Sauternes in GuildSomm.

In Wine Enthusiast, Christina Pickard explores the eco-friendly regions of New Zealand.

In Decanter, Jane Anson offers notes from a tasting at Château Branaire-Ducru. (subscription req.)

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