Daily Wine News: Minerality Myth

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Rhône_Valley_-_Châteauneuf-du-Pape_galet_stones_in_vineyards“Minerality is perhaps the wine industry’s most overused, underwhelming, and misunderstood descriptors of them all. Though when it comes to the legitimacy of the term, the question still stands: does minerality in wine actually exist, or is it a simple cop-out used to fluff lackluster tasting notes?” Vicki Denig goes digging for the truth in Wine-Searcher.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley on what Amy Poehler’s new Netflix film Wine Country gets right (and wrong) about wine tasting in Napa Valley.

“I find the evolutionary path of red Bordeaux easier to estimate than that of red Burgundy. Pinot Noir is more capricious. It follows its own route, and not necessarily the one initially projected.” In Vinous, Neal Martin ponders red Burgundy’s ageability, and shares notes on wines from the 2000 through 2014 vintages.

In Decanter, Sherry Rose Stolar offers a guide to visiting Brazil wines.

In SevenFifty Daily, Carrie Dykes shares a list of 10 canned wines chosen by a panel of wine professionals.

VinePair’s Tim McKirdy also recommends canned wines for summer.

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Joshua Greene interviews Andrew Caillard, who launched Langston’s Classification, which has been the reference for Australian wine collectors for nearly 30 years.

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