Daily Wine News: Sylvaner Savior

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Sylvaner_-_panneauIn PUNCH, Megan Krigbaum profiles Stefan Vetter, who helped turned Sylvaner—one of Germany’s most underappreciated grapes—into a cult obsession. “Vetter has been described as humble, shy, full of self-doubt and awkward in a cute, endearing way. When he laughs, it’s almost in a whisper. That this modest winemaker is elevating an equally modest grape with such success is evidence of how little we actually know when it comes to wine’s less-trodden terroirs. It’s just a matter of the right person stepping up to give us a new way to see them.”

In VinePair, Emily Saladino looks at what’s behind the rise of the array of hybrid wine shops-slash-bars popping up nationwide.

SevenFifty Daily announces its 2019 Drinks Innovators, including winemaker Lourdes Martinez Ojeda from Mexico’s Baja region, and Rebecca Hopkins and Cathy Huyghe of A Balanced Glass.

Noelle Hale offers a guide to grape clones in Wine Enthusiast.

In Decanter, Tim Atkin MW reports on the 2018 vintage in Chablis. (subscription req.)

Tom Wark talks to Elizabeth Schneider, author of Wine for Normal People.

On JancisRobinson.com, Louise Hurren compares attitudes to women winemakers in France and China. (subscription req.)

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