Daily Wine News: Communication Breakdown

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“That there might be a market for knock-off wines is an illustration of the tacit failure of both classic and social media to fight back against the developing luxury market and some of the marketing in wine,” writes Oliver Styles in Wine-Searcher. “What’s further tragic is that, if you look at the new trend of “gimmicky” wines (Penfolds blending wine with Beijiu or Mondavi ageing Chardonnay in Bourbon barrels), you have further illustration of the failure of our communicators…”

In Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt explores Oregon’s other white wines: chardonnay, riesling, and pinot blanc.

From terroir transmission to flavor expression, winemakers discuss the draw of ungrafted vines in SevenFifty Daily.

Grape Collective talks with Leclerc Briant’s winemaker and biodynamic apostle Hervé Jestin about the trend towards organic production in Champagne.

In Beverage Media, Lana Bortolot reports on the rising region of Alentejo, “a literal hotbed of producers ranging from traditional to modern.”

Laura Jane Faulds pens a love letter of sorts to cabernet franc in Sprudge Wine. “No wine grape gives less of a fuck than Cabernet Franc. If Cab Franc were a person, she’d be named Cab Franc, and everyone who ever met her would describe her as being “effortlessly cool,” a natural athlete, and very good at math.”

Tamyln Currin reviews Jason Wilson’s Godforsaken Grapes on JancisRobinson.com. (subscription req.)

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