Daily Wine News: Nebbiolo in Australia

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Nebbiolo (Wikimedia).

Nebbiolo (Wikimedia).

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov explores Luke Lambert’s pursuit of nebbiolo in Australia’s Yarra Valley. “There, on part of a steep, bowl-shaped hillside facing northeast, he will begin this October to plant nothing but nebbiolo. Ultimately he will have about six acres, just about the size that Mr. Lambert, a fierce individualist, and his life and business partner, Rosalind Hall, can farm themselves. He will make just the one wine.”

Jancis Robinson reflects on the “the sheer magnificence of what man and Nature had achieved in the best reds of the 2009 vintage” in Bordeaux—and what their prices are today.

After more than 30 vintages at her Fattoria Le Pupille, Elisabetta Gepetti is releasing her first all-syrah red. Robert Camuto reports on the details in Wine Spectator

In this era of social-media influencers and crowdsourced ratings, which sources can wine drinkers trust? Lettie Teague looks into the LeBron James effect and what it means in the Wall Street Journal. (subscription req.)

In Wine-Searcher, Tom Jarvis talks to viticulture expert Dr. Amber Parker about how to mitigate the effects of climate change in the vineyard.

Alfonso Cevola on the complexities of importing Italian wine into America.

In the World of Fine Wine, David Williams reviews Miquel Hudin and Daria Kholodilina’s Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine.

Dave McIntyre offers his notes on a bottle of Playboy red in the Washington Post.

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