Daily Wine News: When Wines Backfire

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-31-2019

Tank Garage Winery's Skin Flick wine.

Tank Garage Winery’s Skin Flick wine.

In Meininger’s, Felicity Carter looks at the backlash against a press release for a wine called “Skin Flick” that has a pornographic label, and was described as being “sexy, dripping with aromas of orange blossom, banana laffy taffy, and nutty baking spices. On the palate, hints of orange marmalade ride your tongue, with a refreshing climax that will leave you moaning.”

A few days ago, Trump said that a tariff on French wine was indeed on the table. ““I’ve always liked American wines better than French wines,” he gave as a reason. “Even though I don’t drink wine. I just like the way they look.” Yesterday, the French minister of agriculture Didier Guillaume called Trump’s threats “absurd” and “stupid.”

On the blog for Tablas Creek, Jason Haas explores the impact of making the change to lighter bottles 10 years ago. “To us, the bottles look great, feel great, and we can feel good about the positive impacts that making this change has made on both our bottom line and our environmental footprint. So, given that lighter bottles cost less and people seem to like them more, why are there still wineries using the heavy bottles? That’s complicated.”

David Morrison attempts to quantify the Parkerization of the wine world.

In PUNCH, David Lynch looks at what the Rabbit corkscrew symbolized in wine culture.

In Grape Collective, a study of the trailblaizing women winemakers in the Piemonte-Langhe.

In SevenFifty Daily, via GuildSomm, Kelli White explores the extensive history of the Napa winemaker Louis M. Martini.

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