Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted “world heritage status” by the United Nations. The designation by UNESCO is accorded to cultural and natural sites deemed significant to world history and can be accompanied by funding for preservation.
After hearing about the UNESCO announcement, Alder Yarrow shares his thoughts on wine consumerism of brand vs. terroir.
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Carolyn Jung profiles Truvée Wines’ Andrea and Robin McBride, “two siblings who spent half a lifetime apart on different continents…until a shared love of wine reunited them.”
CNBC looks at how the Greek crisis is impacting wine exports. “Consumption of Greek wines is trending higher at home as pride builds during the crisis and people seek out local wines to drink.”
“There’s a reason that most wine is made from grapes,” says Claire Adamson about non-grape wine in Wine-Searcher. “When you go beyond the grape, you enter a strange and uncomfortable wine world.”
Jancis Robinson looks at how new-wave southern hemisphere wines from South Africa, Chile, Argentina, and Australia are faring in the U.S.
According to Andy Perdue in the Seattle Times, artisan producers are turning Spokane into a wine destination.
Jamie Goode wonders whether natural wine is a fad or here to stay.
Dave McIntyre thinks Château Pédesclaux is “the most underrated chateau in Bordeaux.”