Daily Wine News: Redefining “Fine Wine”

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-19-2019

(Source: Pixabay)

(Source: Pixabay)

“Isn’t it about time that we start defining ‘fine wine’ by how seriously the producer is about taking care of the land and the people who work on it?,” asks Jane Anson in Decanter. “And that means not only applauding the ones that do, but seriously questioning the ones that don’t.”

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov and the tasting panel discover the power of Sicily’s volcanic white wines. “The tasting revealed a region in transition, evolving from just a few producers carrying the carricante torch to a greater number who perhaps have not yet settled on the best methods of viticulture and wine production.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley considers how climate change could impact the California wine landscape. “Theoretically, there is a point at which Napa Valley would become too hot to grow grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. We don’t exactly know what that point is, since the effects of heat can be mitigated by all sorts of factors — from trellising systems to rootstocks.”

“In a whirlwind of increasingly global food and beverage options, however, the landscape of pairing possibilities—and potential pitfalls—can be nerve wracking. My suggestion? Stop following the rules.” Anna Lee C. Iijima makes a case for dropping traditional pairing rules in Wine Enthusiast.

The wine world is mourning the loss of Ned Benedict, managing partner at Grand Cru Selections. A memorial celebration is scheduled for July 28.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague explores the etiquette of drinking wine before 5pm.

In Bon Appétit, Emily Schultz recommends Leon and Sons’s natural wine club.

Comments are closed.