Felicity Carter explores the importance of storytelling in the wine industry in Meininger’s. “If all else fails, tell an animal story: The cat that slept in the fermenter is more of an anecdote than a story, but it has a quirky and memorable quality to it, that will keep customers talking about it every time they pull out your wine.”
“Studies by the centre of viticultural research in Navarra suggest that Cabernet Franc may have originated from the Spanish wine region,” reports the Drinks Business, “although the grape is not authorised by Navarra today.”
In Decanter, Jane Anson explores Corsica’s native grape varieties with the help of local winery owner Jean-Charles Abbatucci and finds the islands is one of the most exciting places to drink wine in France.
In Wine Enthusiast, Ari Bendersky looks at the partnerships between restaurants and wineries to develop exclusive, custom wines.
In Forbes, Brian Freedman considers the unexpected benefits of the recent weather California wine country has been experiencing.
W. Blake Gray also chimes in about how California’s rain will determine the vintage quality in Wine-Searcher.
In Vinous, David Schildknecht shares his reviews of Austria’s 2015 Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners. “Can conditions be too good and the resulting crop too uniformly excellent?”
In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Carson Demmond talks with Matt Whitney of Eastern Standard Kitchen about baseball and wine, and German orange wine.