Daily Wine News: Make or Break Moment

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-03-2019

bordeaux-wine-cork-984x500“Bordeaux really needs the 2018 vintage,” says Margaret Rand in Wine-Searcher, who explores why price will be crucial for the big châteaux at this year’s En Primeur campaign.

In Wine Enthusiast, Sean P. Sullivan talks to Marc Noël about creating the first coextruded, synthetic wine closure to the market, called Nomacorc.

Tom Wark charts the rise of Willamette Valley’s sub-appellations. “Over the past decade, the percentage of labels approved for use by the TTB that were for wines produced with Willamette Valley grapes and that identify a sub-AVA other than the larger “Willamette Valley” AVA has indeed increased.”

In Grape Collective, Lisa Denning chats with Jasper Riddle of Noisy Water Winery about his journey into winemaking and what he sees for the future of New Mexico wine.

A single bottle of 1868 vintage Lafite Rothschild was among the top lots at a ‘one-of-a-kind’ auction of the Bordeaux first growth’s back catalogue, held by Zachys in New York. Chris Mercer has the details in Decanter.

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Joshua Greene reviews The Sober Revolution: Appellation Wine and the Transformation of Franceby Joseph Bohling.

On his blog, W. Blake Gray writes about Australian Grenache—“some of the best Grenache you’ll ever have outside of Château Rayas…”

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