Daily Wine News: Priced Out of Napa

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-15-2019

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Napa wine industry veterans Diana Lucz and Steve Lawrence were priced out of Napa. So they bought a French chateau instead. Esther Mobley shares their story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

In SevenFifty Daily, Julie H. Case explore why some producers still use the name Fumé Blanc to convey style, and to set the wine apart in the market. “Sometimes, it serves to clue consumers in on a lack of sweetness in the wine; other times, it’s used to avoid association with the pyrazine notes common in Sauvignon Blanc. And many times, it’s all about name association—whether to play up a positive or create distance from a negative.

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Julie H. Case discovers how the tannic grape of France’s Madiran has found its New World calling in refreshing and bright coastal reds in Uruguay.

In the Wine Spectator, James Molesworth and Cassia Schifter compile data about the 2018 Bordeaux futures prices.

Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher pen a love letter to chenin blanc in Grape Collective.

Stephen Brook recently tasted some recent and older vintages from Littoria’s range of cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnays and offers his impressions in Decanter. (subscription req.)

Wine Enthusiast editors take a look at California’s up-and-coming grapes.

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