Daily Wine News: Reconsidering Albariño

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-10-2019

Albariño. (Flickr: juantiagues).

Albariño. (Flickr: juantiagues).

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov and the wine panel discover the beauty of albariño. “While albariño has proved consistently popular…it has rarely received much respect from those looking beyond crisp, cheerful (and preferably inexpensive) whites… Recently, however, several excellent bottles made me wonder whether it was time to take another look at albariños.”

In the Robb Report, David Lynch wants restaurants to do a better job putting together by-the-glass wine lists. “Lots of people seem willing to write off this part of the menu, but I’m not one of them. It’s hard to do by-the-glass well, but, wow, is it impressive—and satisfying—when someone gets it right.”

Leonardo da Vinci’s small parcel of vineyards in Milan was lost until a team of researchers brought it back to life in 2015. Now, 500 years after he died, that ultimate wine of contemplation is ready to drink. Wine Spectator shares the details of have researched utilized DNA technology to replant and revive the old vineyard.

Neal Martin offers his notes on 2015 Bordeaux wines in bottle in Vinous.

In Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt offers a travel guide to McMinnville in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

In SevenFifty Daily, Katherine Cole looks at the story behind Division Winemaking Company, an urban winery in Portland, Oregon.

In Decanter, Aldo Fiordelli reports on the 2016 vintage in Bolgheri. (subscription req.)

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