Daily Wine News: 37-Year Low

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-31-2012

Hurricane Sandhi

This year, global wine production is expected to slump to the lowest level in 37 years.

In Bloomberg News, Krista Giovacco writes about the “vacation opportunities” available just outside Florence in San Miniato. There, tourists pay to pick and sort grapes, label and pack of boxes of wine, and prepare their own meals. It sounds awesome (seriously)!

“By playing with the parameters of how wine is fermented and aged — oxygen exposure, temperature, darkness, pressure, and agitation — winemakers are using the sea to rethink how we make great wine.” In Wine Spectator, a fascinating piece on the move by some winemakers to experiment with aging wine underwater.

In Wine Spectator, Katherine Cole sits down with author T.C. Boyle, who “finds inspiration in the wines produced near his Santa Barbara home.”

In Oregon, “winegrowers and winemakers up and down the state are happy campers.” In Washington, the wine industry is expecting a record haul.

Jo Diaz “decided to see who’s saying what about Greek wines.”

Joseph & Curtis chats with Leslie Alexander, the owner of Société du Vin, a unique wine storage facility in Bridgehampton, New York.

From Panos Kakaviatos, The Judgment of Strasbourg!

A reminder: Terroirist is giving away two free tickets to the grand tasting at Rhone Rangers New York! Time is running out!

Rum has returned to New England!

During Hurricane Sandy, Dave McIntyre of the Washington Post opened a Pinot Noir from Sandhi. What’d you open?

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