Daily Wine News: The Rocks District

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-15-2019

The Rocks District signature cobblestones. (Wikimedia)

The Rocks District signature cobblestones. (Wikimedia)

The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA hasn’t been seen much on front labels. W. Blake explains why in Wine-Searcher. “…almost every wine from TROM-F (not an official acroynm, but boy, it needs one) says Walla Walla Valley on the label. Then there’s this problem: the guy who pioneered viticulture in TROM-F, Christophe Baron of Cayuse, doesn’t like the name. So he doesn’t use it, even though until this year he was the only winery that legally could, as his winery is actually in Milton-Freewater.”

In Bloomberg, Patrick Gillespie reports on how Argentina’s wine industry has brought a boost of tourism to the country during its recession. “The number of foreign tourists in Mendoza, Argentina’s wine hub, jumped 58 percent in February from a year ago, well ahead of the 19 percent increase nationwide, government data published last week shows. Wine exports are up 8 percent so far this year, contrasting with an overall decline in the country’s exports during the same period.”

Jancis Robinson considers wines that have gone “from naff to nice,” including Moët Champagne, Australian Chardonnay, lambrusco and Soave.

On WineBusiness.com, Stacy Briscoe explores Idaho’s growing wine industry.

In SevenFifty Daily, Mark Stock looks at why American winemakers are embracing Melon de Bourgogne.

Mekita Rivas explores the rise of Miami’s wine scene in Wine Enthusiast.

In Bon Appétit, Emily Schultz discovers the beauty of pairing lambrusco and pizza.

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