Daily Wine News: Terroir’s Evolution

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terroirwinebar“It isn’t too much to say that, for a time, Terroir was America’s ur-wine bar. It shifted the way we talk about wine, and inspired dozens of derivative spots along the way… Revolutions, however, are hard to sustain.” In Punch, Jon Bonné explores the wine bar’s evolution, and wonders if Terroir still resonates in today’s wine culture.

In the New York Times, Katie Rogers visits Trump Winery and talks politics with staff and visitors. “Even in a winery where employees say they do not notice politics, they are aware of the news coverage surrounding the Trump name… Outside the winery, feelings are mixed. Annette Boyd, who works in marketing for the Virginia Wine Board, said that the Trump Winery was “in the top five in terms of volumes of wine produced” in the Virginia area, but that the product’s name divided people.”

While many winemaking regions struggle to adapt to climate change, there are some producers in Chile and Argentina who see it as an opportunity to explore. Amanda Barnes investigates in Decanter.

“A consumer study by wine researchers at the University’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine has shown that far more than just influencing consumer choice, wine descriptions can alter consumer emotions, increase their wine liking and encourage them to pay more for a bottle,” reports Robyn Mills. That’s right; words have power.

According to Wines & Vines, the rise in Napa Cabernet prices is also raising other concerns.

“How can a screw-cap wine like this be corked, when there is no cork involved?” Jeremy Parzen investigates.

Wine Enthusiast positions grüner veltliner as Central Europe’s sexiest grape.

Rachel Signer puts together a list of idiosyncratic rosés to drink this summer for the newly launched Sprudge Wine.

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