Daily Wine News: Another Shot

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(Flickr: noviceromano)

(Flickr: noviceromano)

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on the most recent Wine School, Valtellina. Up next? He takes another shot at supermarket wines—this time, highlighting mainstream American red wines that are both crowd-pleasing and readily available.

In the Terroir Review, Meg Houston Maker remembers her first trip to the Douro, and her first time helping to make port wine. “After I’d accepted the invitation, I had been stricken with anxiety. Port is hard: hard to make, hard to understand. There are many styles, and the best port takes decades to mature. I had tasted little of it.”

In SevenFifty Daily, Shana Clarke looks at why restaurant groups are adding wine bars to their portfolios. “Although these wine bars have personalities of their own, their operators suggest that tying the wine bar concept into the greater organization helps expand the overall business.”

“Vineyards in Napa and Sonoma have been submerged after the wettest storm of the winter swept through California yesterday,” reports Lucy Shaw in the Drinks Business.

“Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most famous wine styles, but it’s not without controversy.” Jamie Goode takes a guided tour of the stylistic diversity of Napa Cabs.

In Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O’Keefe offers a little insight into the 2014 Brunello vintage, which has, in general, overcome difficult conditions.

A case of poor labeling has sparked another interstate wine battle between Oregon producers and a California winery. W. Blake Gray reports on the dispute in Wine-Searcher.

In SOMM Journal, Tina Silverberg shines a spotlight on Bisol Prosecco.

In Decanter, Jane Anson takes a closer look at how Bordeaux 2018 is shaping up. (subscription req.)

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