“You’re drinking a style of wine, but also a cultural history.” In Grape Collective, Bill Ward profiles Dan Petroski, winemaker at Larkmead and Massican.
“If you can find your way to Slovenia, you have the chance to shop at what might be the largest archive of aged white wines in the world…and the average price is just 50 Euros.” In Palate Press, W. Blake Gray tells the post-Communist comeback story of a Slovenian winery.
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné looks at how a new generation of Mondavis are branching out.
On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan ties wine to something seemingly unrelated: opera. Specifically, an opera called “L’Elisir d’Amore” and how it relates to a particular producer in San Gimignano.
Things look bleak for Argentina’s industry, but Tim Atkin remains optimistic about the future ahead.
In Wine Spectator, the improving wines from South Africa impress James Laube.
The United States, not China, is — and will continue to be — the world’s most important consumer of wine, reports Adam Lechmere in Wine-Searcher.
Elsewhere in Wine-Searcher, a 1472 white wine from Alsace — believed to be the oldest wine in barrel in the world — has been moved to a new barrel this week for only the third time in its history.
According to the Silicon Valley Bank report, bottles $20 and up will increase in 2015, reports Wines & Vines.
Higher consumer demand for New Zealand wines could lead to Marlborough being fully planted in as little as five years, reports Decanter.