Daily Wine News: Mission’s Makeover

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Mission grapes growing around Santa Barbara, California, circa 1875. (Wikimedia)

Mission grapes growing around Santa Barbara, California, circa 1875. (Wikimedia)

In the Los Angeles Times, Richard Parks III looks at how the mission grape is cool again thanks to the natural wine movement. “Wine drinkers love a story, and the Mission grape has a good one that goes back hundreds of years in L.A., where Mission grape vines once lined the banks of the river.”

“Here at Wine School, we try to be conscious of good values in wine, and to understand the difference between price and value. But we also believe that the effort to better understand wine sometimes requires spending a little more than is comfortable. That is especially true when the subject is Burgundy.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes about the value of Burgundy after the most recent Wine School, Mercurey, and announces what’s up next: Soave Classico.

Tyler Colman explores why Spanish producers in Rioja and Bierzo are seeking Burgundy-style classifications for their terroir in SevenFifty Daily.

On his site, Tim Atkin ponders the problematic aspects of wine influencer culture, and what it means to be a wine writer today.

On JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming attends of vertical tasting of Tio Pepe En Rama bottlings to see how well they’ve aged.

Tom Wark explores “the state of discrimination in wine.”

Wine Enthusiast’s Matt Kettmann highlights four can’t-miss wine bars in Los Angeles.

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