Daily Wine News: Aging Virginia Wines

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Barboursville Vineyards founder, Gianni Zonin, overlooking his Virginia vineyards. (Source: Barboursville Vineyards)

Barboursville Vineyards founder, Gianni Zonin, overlooking his Virginia vineyards. (Source: Barboursville Vineyards)

It’s a new age for Virginia wines, says Jason Tesauro in Decanter, who reports on experiments with aging Virginia wines. “With such a young region – grapes have been grown here since colonial times, but the modern industry is only 40 years old – there aren’t deep stores of old wines… when I contacted winemakers to enquire about age worthiness, the most common response was ‘we’re still answering that ourselves’.”

In Wine-Searcher, James Lawrence reports on the changes being made to Dom Pérignon’s philosophy of vintages. “…some journalists had questioned the wisdom of releasing five vintages in a row – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and the current release, 2006.”

The Drinks Business reports that an estimated 60% of vineyards in Bordeaux have been affected as a result of April’s frosts, amounting to around 65,000 hectares.

Aaron Menenberg recently embarked on a wine journey through the Republic of Georgia. He reports on his best wine experiences on his blog, Good Vitis.

R.H. Drexel profiles winemaker Xavier Arnaudin of Union Sacré and Sans Liege on RobertParker.com.

In Roads & Kingdom, Charukesi Ramadurai discovers Spain’s Tinto de Verano, which translates to “red wine of summer.”

In VinePair, Courtney Schiessl wonders if Trento is poised to overtake Franciacorta as the Champagne of Italy.

And…I wrote about the rise of rosé and three newly released books about rosé in New Jersey Monthly.

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