Daily Wine News: West Coast’s Wine Sweetheart

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-24-2019

Vineyard in Willamette Valley. (Wikimedia)

Vineyard in Willamette Valley. (Wikimedia)

In Wine-Searcher, Vicki Denig explores the reasons why the Willamette Valley is still West Coast’s wine sweetheart. “Surprisingly, most winemakers agree that the renaissance of Chardonnay is the valley’s next big thing… And beyond the revivals of Chardonnay and Gamay Noir, many other experimental plantings are popping up throughout the region.”

In the Buyer, Richard Siddle looks at the impact Gallo’s strategy to grow by investing in largely premium to fine wine is having on the global branded wine market. “It’s a strategy that has seen Gallo double in size between 1994 and 2005 and then double again between 2005 and 2016. This phenomenal growth is all based on deals that are, on paper at least, good news for the global branded wine market.”

“E&J Gallo Winery plans to expand its Stagecoach Vineyard east of Napa by planting an additional 91 acres in vines,” reports Kerana Todorov on WineBusiness.com.

In SevenFifty Daily, Katie Kelly Bell profiles Bryan Maletis, founder of Fat Cork, who persuaded farmers to develop their own labels and launched a wine club, among other nontraditional initiatives.

Christina Pickard breaks down the pros and cons of different wine closures in Wine Enthusiast.

Deborah Parker Wong explores the pleasures of Italy’s native grapes.

In Bon Appétit, Marissa A. Ross explores her “not-so-guilty pleasure”: Chianti.

Comments are closed.