“A nuclear facility in Washington state’s prime wine country is leaching radioactive groundwater and is one natural disaster away from Fukushima 2.0,” reports Bill Conroy in the Daily Beast.
“Most folks associate Jura with the region’s famously strange, strong oxidative wines,” says Lettie Teague, who finds that not all “Jurassic” wines are a wild ride in the Wall Street Journal.
“I know a crowd pleaser when I taste one, at least when it comes to California and Oregon Pinot Noir. Or at least I thought I did until three weeks ago.” Alder Yarrow notices a changing love for Pinot Noir.
Grape Collective profiles “The Wonderful Women Winemakers of Centre-Loire.”
In the Independent, Terry Kirby interviews Robert Parker, who talks about tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd tasting notes, and New World wannabes.
Dan Berger wonders if Sauvignon Blanc is Napa Valley’s true calling in the Napa Valley Register.
“If Napa wineries have to limit visitors, how will they sell their wines?” asks Dave McIntyre in the Washington Post.
Elsewhere in the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague talks with Jay Buchsbaum, who clarifies the facts and fallacies of kosher wine.
In Eater, Khushbu Shah details “Seven Things You Should Know About Kosher Wine.”