Daily Wine News: The New Natural

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Australia's Delinquente wines. (Source: Frankie)

Australia’s Delinquente wines. (Source: Frankie)

In SevenFifty Daily, Betsy Andrews looks at how a group of U.C. Davis enology grads is upending expectations with their micro-label, minimalist natural wines. “Together, these young producers are changing the traditional Davis trajectory. Rather than working their way up through the ranks by making conventional wine at brand-name wineries, they’re doing their own thing… In the process, they’re upending expectations of natural wines. Using their education to make technically correct, low-input bottles, this group represents an exciting new direction for American wine.”

On JancisRobinson.com, Jason Wilson reports that things are at last looking up for Australian wines in the U.S. thanks, in part, to the natural wine movement. (subscription req.)

Biodynamics is a growing segment of the wine industry, but is it worth the trouble and cost of conversion? Vicki Denig explores the answer in Wine-Searcher.

“Bordeaux goes where the money is. And the money is now with the Chinese.” In the New York Times, Adam Nossiter paints a picture of how a growing number of new Chinese owners are changing Bordeaux’s chateaus.

In Wine Spectator, Suzanne Mustacich looks at the potential of Bordeaux’s 2018 vintage in the U.S. “The wines show great promise. But in recent years, the futures have largely failed to sell-through to consumers, leaving négociants and retailers to hold them until the wines are released. And there’s no indication that this year will be any different.”

Edith Hancock explains why rosé wine is ideal for innovation in the Drinks Business.

In Wine Enthusiast, Nicole A. Taylor writes about the changing perceptions on drinking wine pregnant. “By the final trimester, I had observed that only highly trained somms understand the subtleties serving humans baking babies.”

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