Daily Wine News: New Wine Evangelists

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winecheersWine Enthusiast’s Layla Schlack highlights the new wine evangelists reaching consumers in a way that’s accessible and welcoming.

Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Patrick J. Comiskey reports on the transformation of California grenache, from big hyperripe wines to cool and crunchy reds you can see through in the glass. “Until recently it was rare for American grenache to display much structural integrity and, when it did, it was usually overwhelmed by overripe fruit, high heat and textural bloat. This new wave of wines possessed fruit and plenty of it… It was as if, now that the tide of ripeness had begun to recede, grenache’s true character was being revealed.”

In SevenFifty Daily, Jess Lander attends the recent Bâtonnage Forum, and reports from a panel discussion about how women’s sexuality is used to sell wine.

In Wine-Searcher, Courtney Schiessl reports on how vintners are hoping the new Sonoma Coast AVA will help provide clarity for consumers.

Elsewhere in Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray turns his attention to Gigondas, “Châteauneuf’s cooler sibling.”

In Grape Collective, Jane Anson tastes through every Château Rauzan-Ségla vintage from 1994 to 2018 and shares her thoughts of them in Decanter. (subscription req.)

In Grape Collective, Christopher Barnes discusses prosecco with winemaker Stefano Gava of Villa Sandi.

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