Daily Wine News: Considering Sweetness

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-18-2019

alsatianglassesHow much information do consumers need to know about their wines? In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph argues that sugar levels, at the very least, should be declared. “In my experience, the wines in which reticence over RS levels has been most annoying often come from the Loire and Alsace. Unless you know the house style of a producer, the chances of getting an unexpectedly sweet Pinot Gris or Gewürztraminer can be quite significant. There are also plenty of Vouvray producers who apparently see no need to warn customers that what they expect to be a Sec is in fact a Demi-Sec.

SpitBucket’s Amber LeBeau ponders the influence of wine influencers on consumers’ purchasing habits. “I can’t tell you how many times on the sales floor I witnessed a consumer break out their phone and start googling. Of course, I was trying my best to be their in-person influencer but, for whatever reason, some customers just want to ford ahead on their own. However, it’s not really on their own because they still want some sanctification of their choice.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen offer a guide to Eastern Europe’s off-the-beaten-path wine country.

Concerns about a wine shortage look to have been allayed after bumper 2018 harvests in Europe helped production recover from a slump in 2017, reports Chris Mercer in Decanter.

In the SOMM Journal, Irene Moore explores the wine regions and grapes of Greece.

Wine Business checks in on canned wine’s astronomical growth.

Michalakis Estate on the island of Crete in Greece has launched nine wines made using indigenous grape varieties, saving them from potential extinction, reports the Eleanor Field in the Drinks Business.

In the Dallas News, Alfonso Cevola takes a look at the red wine made at University of Dallas’s Italian estate vineyards.

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