Daily Wine News: Changes in Champagne

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Glass_of_champagneIn SevenFifty Daily, Tina Caputo considers the tactics Champagne producers are taking to retain freshness while combating climate change, such as reducing dosage, blending high-acid reserve wines, and developing new hybrids.

“Ben Parsons, the winemaker who helped spark the urban winery trend when he founded The Infinite Monkey Theorem (TIMT) in the heart of downtown Denver, has resigned from the company,” reports Tina Eves in Wine Spectator. “…he has stepped down as TIMT’s winemaker to get back to doing what he loves most: working in the vineyards.”

Is bad PR a bigger threat to California’s 2017 vintage than smoke taint? Kathleen Willcox considers the answer in Wine-Searcher.

How much did wineries really make in 2018? Silicon Valley Bank’s Rob McMillan breaks down the numbers.

In the Buyer, Peter Dean delves into what sets the Central-Loire region apart from the rest of the Loire. “Aside from the reality of French politics one of the key reasons that Central-Loire has a different identity to the rest of the Loire Valley is that a proportion of winemakers there see themselves as more affiliated to Burgundy than the Loire.

In VinePair, Mary Holland discovers an unpretentious natural wine scene in Mexico City.

In Vinous, Ian D’Agata explores the distinctive wines from Lazio, the central Italian region where Italy’s capital city, Rome, is located.

Tom Mullen on what makes wines from Mount Etna so unique in Forbes.

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