Daily Wine News: Takes on Tuscany

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(Flickr: noviceromano)

(Flickr: noviceromano)

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Stephanie Johnson explores how Lucca’s growers have a different take on Tuscan wine. “I encountered a fascinating set of characters from different backgrounds who share a commitment to biodynamics even as they produce widely different wines. I also found that, despite the region’s biodynamic wave, Lucca is still a place where some are determined to swim against the tide.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on why Tartine’s Vinny Eng, who was just named sommelier of the year by Food & Wine, is leaving the wine industry for a new start in politics. “Perhaps food has always been political, whether or not everyone realized it. But Eng is emblematic of a growing chorus of justice-oriented food and wine professionals in the Bay Area who make these connections explicit.”

A new project is resurrecting ancient vineyards in Yonne in North-East France that were abandoned around a hundred years ago, according to the Drinks Business.

The cooperage industry is now confronting the issue of climate change. Jim Clarke reports on what is—and isn’t known—about how oak is affected in Meininger’s.

In Wine Enthusiast, Matt Kettmann looks at how growers and vineyard managers are doubling down on high-tech viticultural solutions to save water, cut labor costs, maximize efficiency and increase sustainability.

In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman explores how winery design can help sell more bottles.

Amanda Barnes details 8 up-and-coming varieties from Portugal in SevenFifty Daily.

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