In Punch, Jon Bonné highlights the producers chasing the avant-garde in Alsace, and the wines that may come to define its future.
According to the Atlantic’s James Hamblin, millennial women have closed the drinking gap. “Men born between 1891 and 1910 were 2.2 times as likely as women to drink alcohol; among people born between 1991 and 2000, that ratio fell to 1.1.”
In Decanter, William Kelley features “California’s new garage sparkling” wine being made by Michael Cruse. “What’s going on in Cruse’s no-frills Petaluma facility, by contrast, has much more in common – in terms of its size – with the grower Champagne movement.”
Following airing of the film, “Bitter Grapes—Slavery in the Vineyards” on national television, Denmark’s supermarkets are pulling South African wines off the shelf, reports Lynsey Chutel in Quartz.
Tom Mullen considers why biodynamic wine is the future in Forbes.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague profiles California WineWorks, a DIY wine company in Ramsey, N.J. “Almost every client makes red rather than white wine (and no one makes rosé).”
W. Blake Gray explores the answers to the question: “Is a $100 wine better?”
Jamie Goode visits Bordeaux’s Cité du Vin, and offers highlights of the museum.