Daily Wine News: Changing Wine Lists

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wine listIs the 1,000-bottle wine list over? Emily Saladino looks at how the format and formality of wine lists are shifting in VinePair. “If you’re in a tiny boite serving seasonal small plates in, say, Brooklyn or Oakland, it makes sense if the wine list is slim and focused on young wines. Many modern city restaurants don’t have budgets or storage capacity for expansive, Bern’s Steak House-style, old-school cellars. Those long wine lists can be challenging, too. An expansive collection can intimidate diners even as it awes them with its breadth and expertise.”

In SevenFifty Daily, Sophia McDonald offers a guide to Pineau d’Aunis, an underrated grape from the Loire Valley that’s finding a new audience among American buyers.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov and the tasting panel explore the distinctive, tannic red wines of Greece.

Wine Enthusiast announces their new Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers list, featuring the best talent working in wine, spirits, cider and beer.

In Wine-Searcher, Don Kavanagh and Remi Marty report that two of Bordeaux’s best-known personalities, Hubert de Boüard of Château Angéles and Philippe Castéja of Château Trotte Vieille, are facing criminal charges in the fallout over the ill-fated 2012 Saint-Émilion classification, after seven years of simmering controversy.

The petition for a white wine emoji has been rejected.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague explores the slippery slope of dryness in wine. (subscription req.)

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, explores the Okanagan wine region of British Columbia, which he describes as being “sort of like an reversed image of New Zealand.”

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