Daily Wine News: Syrah’s Resurgence

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-09-2019

Syrah. (Flickr, McD22.)

Syrah. (Flickr, McD22.)

Luke Sykora explores syrah’s second coming in Wine & Spirits Magazine. “Across the country, it turns out, sommeliers are reporting that enthusiasm for the northern Rhône is starting to escape its culty wine-insider bubble. Part of that interest, certainly, is the result of producers from South Africa to Australia to the Sonoma Coast preaching the gospel of cool-climate syrah through their own savory, aromatic wines. But these days, the gateway to syrah is often much closer to Lyon.”

Alecia Moore (aka Pink) has sold out of her debut release of Californian wine label Two Wolves, selling all 114 cases just one day after launching, according to the Drinks Business.

In Vinous, Ian D’Agata shares his impression of the new releases from Trentino.

In the Oregonian, Michael Alberty explores Oregon’s wine-cider hybrids.

In Terroir Review, Meg Houston Maker talks to Eleanor Léger of Eden Specialty Ciders about natural cider making, cider terroir, and the state of the craft.

“So, the idea that the USA is the No. 1 wine consumer is not unexpected. However, the question is when did it become No. 1?” David Morrison of the Wine Guard blog looks at the data.

The Hispanic consumer is key to the future of the wine industry, says Rick Parra.

In Decanter, Michael Garner explores the changing styles of Valpolicella. (subscription req.)

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