Daily Wine News: The Enlightenment

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Rousseau. From Wikipedia.

“‘We’re all children of the Enlightenment, not Plato and Aristotle, but Locke and Rousseau,'” Mr. Lukacs said over lunch recently in Manhattan. ‘That’s when modern wine emerged.'” Eric Asimov chats with Paul Lukacs, author of the just-released Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures. 

“Scores of wineries line Napa Valley’s main roads. But there are many hidden gems you’ll never find on casual, signpost-to-signpost wine tours.” Over at NorCal Wine, Fred Swan praises one of those gems, Kelly Fleming Winery. 

“As with all matters vinous, the answer is never straightforward.” Will Lyons let’s the world know what he thinks about decanting.

Tim Fish believes that Sonoma County has been “divided and… limited by too much provincial thinking.” 

“Faced with skyrocketing water prices and an uncertain supply, avocado farmers in San Diego County, long the nation’s top avocado-producing region, are uprooting their trees in favor of more water-efficient crops.” The top pick? Grapes, of course. 

Lily Elaine Hawk Wakawaka writes about a recent visit to Carole Meredith and Stephen Lagier — and promises that another post is on the way! 

Jennifer Fiedler debunks the “Three Biggest Health Myths in Wine.” 

Mark Chandler, former executive director of the Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission, has joined the team at WineAmerica. 

Eater publishes a guide to DC’s best Champagne lists.

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