Daily Wine News: The End of Scores?

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-06-2019

glass_glasses_restaurant_drink_wine_glass_wine_clear_liquid-989609.jpg!dIn the Robb Report, Ian Cauble says it’s time to stop scoring wine. “Above all, remember that wine is about the land, the people who make it, and the friends with whom you enjoy it. A single score never defines the full story.”

“One of the leading wineries in South Africa has a new owner, as the fallout from Terroir Capital founder Charles Banks’ conviction on federal fraud charges continues,” reports Aleks Zecevic in Wine Spectator. “Third Leaf Wines, a new California-based firm, has purchased the renowned Mulderbosch winery in Stellenbosch from Terroir for an undisclosed price. The deal includes the brand, the winery and 136 acres of vineyards.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre attends a Borderless Wine event, during which topics such as the increasing importance of a wine’s story were explored.

Could Italian grape varieties be the next giant leap for Aussie wine? A dedicated band of producers are devoting their best efforts to finding out, seeking the best locations and the right wine styles. Michaela Morris reports on the movement in Decanter. (subscription req.)

Jancis Robinson attends a tasting that explored pairs of Sauvignon Blancs from its homeland in the Loire and its (New) World centre of operations New Zealand.

John Szabo explores a new wave of wine bars cropping up in Budapest in Wine & Spirits Magazine.

In Wine-Searcher, James Lawrence ponders organic wine’s “deadly carbon footprint.”

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