Daily Wine News: The Essence of Terroir

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Pedro Parra

Pedro Parra

Alder Yarrow explores the wines of terroir expert Pedro Parra. “These wines are quite simply the most exciting wines I’ve ever tasted from Chile, and have completely reset my understanding of what Chile may be capable in terms of expression of terroir. To the extent that they represent the practical application of Parra’s theories when it comes to soil and terroir, I couldn’t imagine a more thorough and powerful validation of his work as a soil geologist.”

There is an enormous amount of high quality information about battling climate change locked up in the wine industry. It’s time to start exchanging that knowledge, says Robert Joseph in Meininger’s.

In Slate, Stephen Harrison looks at how the push for the white wine emoji has generated discussion about emoji diversity.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on the Cinsault wines from Chile’s Itata Valley and announces what’s up next for Wine School: Argentine Malbecs.

“Portuguese wine company Esporão AS has purchased the historic Quinta do Ameal estate, in the heart of the Vinho Verde appellation. With this move, Esporão continues its strategy of expansion from its original home in the Alentejo region to more northern regions, such as Douro and Minho, home of Vinho Verde,” reports Luis Antunes in Wine Spectator.

On WineBusiness.com, Jim Gordon offers a look into Hyde Vineyards’ night harvest.

In Wine Enthusiast, Courtney Schiessl makes the case for decanting white wine.

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