Daily Wine News: Loving Brett

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-07-2019

Source: Wikimedia

Source: Wikimedia

“The Manic White is a science experiment — one that engages with a crucial question posed by our current culinary moment. Is learning to love a bretty wine much different from learning to love kombucha or sauerkraut — or, for that matter, for foreigners learning to love Chinese stinky tofu or French washed-rind cheese?” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley looks into why Napa winemaker Mandy Heldt purposely inoculated a wine with brettanomyces.

Elsewhere in the Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on how a new Oakland cider bar is working to improve the Bay Area’s cider scene. “Perpetually in the shadow of its fermented-beverage counterparts, cider has yet to break free of the chains of wine and beer comparisons… Maybe Redfield can start to change that.”

WineBusiness.com reports that Mary Ann Graf, California’s first woman winemaker of the modern era, has died.

In Vinous, Neal Martin checks in on Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s 2016 releases of now that they are in bottle.

Lettie Teague uncovered wheeling and dealing at the wholesale level that profoundly affects who drinks what, where—and for how much—in the Wall Street Journal. (subscription req.)

In Wine-Searcher, James Lawrence reports on how different attitudes to the DtC model are splitting the industry into different markets.

Michael Morris explores British Columbia wines in Decanter. (subscription req.)

Grape Collective talks with Aurore Dezat of Domaine des Chasseignes about organic winemaking and what makes Sancerre a special place to make wine.

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