“Despite being one of the world’s major wine industry capitals, the city was known for years as La Belle Endormie, or Sleeping Beauty, as much for the smoke-blackened walls of its center as for its sleepy, overlooked reputation.” In the New York Times, Charly Wilder celebrates the state of food and wine in Bordeaux. “But in the last two decades, Bordeaux has come awake.”
On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan offers a few more thoughts on sustainability and wine—this time about non-environmental aspects of sustainability, and the additional cost that consumers claim they’ll pay for wines from producers that are certified sustainable.
Meg Houston Maker tastes through four decades of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and wrestles with how to describe the experience. “Some say wine is bottled poetry, but it’s just a bottled liquid…the infinity of its other qualities, the vectors of flavor and affect and essence, are riotously incalculable. All we have for any wine is what we taste right now, descriptions of a genie released.”
“This generation, mine, is the one that will shape wine programs going forward. So what exactly does that mean?” In Seattle Weekly, Zach Geballe reflects on what millennials want from their wine.
Wine coolers are back, says Adam Erace, who explores artisanal offerings in Bloomberg.
In Edible Manhattan, Eileen M. Duffy gives a short recap of this year’s Slow Wine Tour.
In Wine Enthusiast, Anna Lee C. Iijima covers the growing world of New York State wines—from Long Island to the Finger Lakes.
In Vogue, Michaela Trimble on the new era of wine production in Argentina.