Daily Wine News: German Wine’s Future

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The Mosel Valley. (Flickr: Megan Mallen)

The Mosel Valley. (Flickr: Megan Mallen)

In the Washington Post Magazine, Jason Wilson explores the past and future of German wine on a personal journey through the country’s wine regions. “Climate change is a topic you can’t avoid in Germany’s wine regions. Yet the strange thing is, the talk is not all negative… A visit to Germany’s wine country doesn’t have to be burdened by history. On the contrary, there is so much youthful energy in the wine scene, with so many experimental and enterprising young producers, that it always surprises me how few wine lovers visit.”

In the New Yorker, staff writer Troy Patterson has a much-talked about piece about his problem with orange wines. “In this sphere, a full-bodied orange wine, with its uncompromising austerity, approaches an absolute limit: sensation without sensuality. It tastes like an assault on pleasure. A wine with a finish like sucking on a grapefruit rind is not a wine to drink for enjoyment. It is a wine to suffer through…”

“The U.S. is moving ahead with an investigation into a new French digital tax that could lead to import tariffs on French wine and other goods, despite hopes raised at August’s G-7 summit,” reports Bloomberg.

In Terroir Review, Meg Houston Maker highlights three Bordeaux estates that are embracing biodynamics.

Rachel King tracks the popularity of red blends in Fortune.

In Wine Enthusiast, Michael Venutolo-Mantovani offers a guide to Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s wine scene.

In the Washington Post, Lenore Adkins pens a profile of Maria Bastasch, wine director at Compass Rose and Maydan.

Tim McKirdy makes a case for half-bottles in VinePair.

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