Daily Wine News: Refreshing Reds

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-12-2019

(Flickr: theloushe)

(Flickr: theloushe)

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov and the tasting panel dive deep into Languedoc reds. “We sensed that producers in Languedoc, as has happened in much of the world over the last decade, have backed away from pushing the boundaries of ripeness in the vineyard and wringing out the last measures of fruit and power in the winery. The result was a set of wines that on the whole were far fresher than they might have been 10 years ago.”

“When it comes to leading the conversation about climate change, the wine trade is in an ideal place to take a role,” says Jamie Goode. “Wine is fun, and its consumption is joyous. People like wine. Rich folk buy wineries. Because of this, the stories around wine can be powerful, and can get through the confirmation bias defences of climate change deniers.”

With Eugenia Keegan at the helm in Oregon, Jackson Family Wines (JFW) is guiding the valley’s evolution into an elite, luxury region. In return, the valley is doing the same for JFW, reports Katherine Cole in SevenFifty Daily.

Does great wine terroir exist if no one is there to appreciate it? Cathrine Todd explores the answer in relation to Cariñena in Forbes.

In Vinous, Stephan Tanzer does a vertical tasting of Beaulieu Vineyard’s Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet, California’s first cult Cabernet.

Mike Veseth, aka the wine economist, considers the rising import threat to U.S. wine.

“Sometimes it feels as if my beat here at The Chronicle consists mostly of reporting on wineries getting sold.” Esther Mobley reflects on this week’s big sale (Grace Family Vineyards) in the San Francisco Chronicle.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague looks at how “restaurateur Drew Nieporent changed the way wine is served and understood in this country.” (subscription req.)

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