Daily Wine News: Understanding Potential

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Chardonnay. (Wikimedia)

Chardonnay. (Wikimedia)

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov conducts a tasting of Sonoma Coast chardonnays. “As far as wines that come from the coastal region, I feel as if we are just beginning to understand its potential.”

“The owners of the Napa Valley’s Silver Oak and Twomey wineries have purchased Ovid, an estate vineyard and winery in St. Helena’s Pritchard Hill. The price, according to an industry source: around $50 million,” reports Esther Mobley in the San Francisco Chronicle.

In the Los Angeles Times, David Pierson looks into why Temecula’s wine region is a hotspot for Chinese investment.

“As in California, where people are often looking to break out of the expected mold of expression, so in Italy, it is almost expected that a percentage of winemaking will deter from the conventional.” Alfonso Cevola wonders: Is the world ready for “what Bonné might call the New Italian Wine?”

Jancis Robinson looks at how wine imports into China continue to increase despite the growth of Chinese wine.

In Meininger’s, Felicity Carter finds beauty in South African old vine cinsault.

7 Napa Wines for People Who Don’t Drink Napa Wine” in Food & Wine.

Marissa A. Ross shares what she learned about French wines from her first trip to France in Bon Appétit.

Dwight Furrow talks to Randall Grahm about the Popelouchum vineyard and his philosophy of winemaking.

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