Daily Wine News: Out in the Open

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-22-2019

Source: Wikimedia

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In SevenFifty Daily, Katherine Cole explores the traditional method of open-air winemaking. “Plenty of small wineries keep fermenting tanks outside from necessity. It’s easier to work a forklift in an unconfined space, after all. But whether their tanks are set up under a roof overhang or out in a parking lot, most winery owners don’t advertise an outdoor crush…That’s changing, however, as more winemakers like Vejr begin to question whether an outdoor crush might actually be an advantage, and whether the concept of the vintage should be extended to include the fermentation period rather than just the picking day.”

On Tim Atkin’s site, Christy Canterbury MW considers the rise of white wines. “At last, there is a providential confluence of producers’ and consumers’ interests in unique white wines. Grape-specific campaigns along the way helped pry open the door: Rias Baixas’ Albariño, Austria’s Grüner Veltliner and Santorini’s Assyrtiko are undeniably successful examples.”

In Vinous, Josh Raynolds finds great wines and great value in Beaujolais. “Admittedly, prices have been steadily going up since the watershed 2009 vintage… there are still a staggering number of outstanding, truly world-class Beaujolais that come in under $25 a bottle and often far less than that.”

Can there be terroir in spirits? In Wine Enthusiast, Kara Newman says yes.

In Meininger’s, Marcela Burgos explores the Colchagua Valley in Chile, home to some of the country’s most iconic wineries.

On WineBusiness.com, Mike Dunne talks to French and German winemakers about the potential impact of the U.S. tariffs on their business.

In Wine-Searcher, Don Kavanagh on where you can still find bottles of the iconic 1963 Quinta do Noval Nacional “perfect” port.

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