Daily Wine News: Big Bordeaux News

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Alcohol Drink Wine Glass Red Wine Wine GlassThe Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur wine producers’ syndicate has approved the use of seven new grape varieties in an attempt to grapple with climate change, reports Sophie Kevany in Meininger’s. “The new varieties approved at the syndicate’s annual general meeting were four reds, Arinarnoa, Touriga Nacional, Marselan and Castets, and three whites, Alvarinho, Petit Manseng and Liliorila.”

In SevenFifty Daily, Nils Bernstein explores the challenges of going organic and biodynamic in Bordeaux. “Bordeaux has long been a pioneer in research and technology, but it also has a reputation of being resistant to change… Bordeaux is confronting the same combination of environmental, societal, and marketing pressures that have forced winemakers around the world to confront their farming and winemaking practices, and the Bordeaux wine industry has launched aggressive research and education campaigns to position it at the forefront of sustainability.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Buzzeo considers Chenin Blanc’s new chapter in the New World, and looks at how it grows in South Africa, California and Washington State.

Jamie Goode has a controversial take: “Wine should never be cheap.”

Chinese consumers are prepared to forgo US wines during the current trade spat, Jim Boyce discovers in Wine-Searcher.

“A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Napa winery The Vineyard House against Constellation Brands over the To Kalon Vineyard trademark,” reports Daniel Marsteller in Wine Spectator.

In VinePair, Tim McKirdy explores the historic Mission grape’s comeback.

Grub Street talks to several wine experts about their favorite beach wines.

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