Daily Wine News: Winemakers to Watch

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-27-2014

2007_aglianicoIn the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné names this year’s crop of “Winemakers to Watch.” Be sure to check out his profiles of Graham Tatomer, Mark Adams, Chris Broomell and Alysha Stehly, Megan and Ryan Glaab, and John Lockwood.

“If you look in my refrigerator, there’s only a jar of mayonnaise and a six-pack of Modelos.” Grub Street spends a week with Patrick Cappiello, the managing partner and wine director of Pearl & Ash.

“Who is to say that the zeitgeist won’t shift toward California-grown Teroldego, or Tempranillo, or Touriga Nacional, or that Chenin won’t become the new hot Blanc?” In Beverage Media, Lily Elaine Hawk Wakawaka looks at the growing interest “in uncommon varieties and unique styles of wine in California.”

Elsewhere in Beverage Media, Lenn Thompson contends that while “other categories [in New York] garner more attention… there may be no better value than the bubbly.”

In Palate Press, Michelle Locke profiles (and chats with) Taylor Fladgate’s Adrian Bridge.

In an excerpt from Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla, Peter Liem and Jesús Barquín worry that producers in the region don’t focus enough on their vineyards.

Tendu, a table red from Steve Matthiasson, has released a red wine. Maggie Hoffman is a fan.

In Wine-Searcher, Katherine Cole chats with Fabrice Rosset, “the heavy who rescued Champagne Deutz, built Louis Roederer’s import arm, and jazzed up the Rhône’s Delas Frêres brand.”

Alder Yarrow wonders if the Languedoc could one day be “one of the world’s best sources for reasonably priced organic wines.”

Be careful when opening Champagne. You might destroy ancient artwork.

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