Daily Wine News: Attention for Aglianico

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-15-2019

Aglianico. (Wikimedia)

Aglianico. (Wikimedia)

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov and the tasting panel explore the charms of aglianico. “Among its many charms, aglianico is versatile, able to make wines that are delicious when young as well as those that can benefit from years, even decades, in the cellar.”

According to Bloomberg, Pernod is considering a sale of its wine division, which includes Australia’s Jacob’s Creek and Spain’s Campo Viejo labels.

In Wine Enthusiast, Mike DeSimone offers an introduction to Israeli wines.

Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O’Keefe ponders the pros and cons of crop thinning. “Fast-forward to today’s warmer, drier growing conditions, and this now-commonplace practice has contributed to naturally higher alcohol levels and lowered fresh acidity. It’s time to rethink things.”

In Sprudge Wine, Aaron Ayscough on how Aurelien Lefort is championing natural winemaker in Central France.

Neal Martin tastes 2009 Bordeaux 10 years on and offers his praise in Vinous.

Ari Bendersky explores the resurgence of lesser-known American wine regions in the Wall Street Journal. (subscription req.)

Meininger’s offers insight into Austria’s 2018 harvest, the earliest in the modern era.

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