Daily Wine News: California’s Future

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-10-2012

Decanter.com reports: “Christian Chaussard, one of the Loire Valley’s most prominent ‘natural’ winemakers, has died in a tractor accident.”

“The flicker of interest in California trousseau is a sign that the state’s wine industry may evolve in unexpected directions, and that its past was more complex than is often thought.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov writes a wonderful piece about Duncan Arnot Meyers, Nathan Lee Roberts, Trousseau, and what it tells us about the future of California wine.

“Over the last two decades, the idea of elegant Zinfandel has, for many wine lovers, become something of an oxymoron.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Talia Baiocchi writes about the newfound appreciation for balance and freshness among today’s top Zinfandel producers.

Elsewhere in the Chronicle, Jon Bonné pays homage to  “Italy’s humble whites.”

Also in the Chronicle, Patrick Comiskey writes about the many personalities of Santa Barbara’s wine scene. Elsewhere, Comiskey explains where to find value and character in California.

In the Wall Street Journal, Jay McInerney profiles Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat.

Mike Grgich, who came to the United States from Croatia with just $32 to his name, has been recognized by the Smithsonian.

Jefe Leve comments on the revisions to the official classification of St. Emilion.

On Playboy.com, Joe Roberts explains why Ornellaia is “worth raiding the expense account for.”

Jameson Fink writes a brief introduction to British Columbia Wine Country.

In the Wall Street Journal Europe, Will Lyons falls in love with beer.

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