Daily Wine News: Coming Full Circle

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-25-2018

(Flickr: Chris Pople)

(Flickr: Chris Pople)

In Grub Street, Maureen O’Connor reports on sommeliers’ obsession with natural wine. “Natural-wine advocates see themselves as rebels… But when rebels gain ground, there will inevitably be a point when they are rebels no more. During our conversation at Ruffian, Jon Bonné reminds me that Robert Parker himself was once an outsider. Parker lived on a dairy farm as a little kid and was a fan of Ralph Nader’s consumer advocacy. He invented his 100-point-score system with the goal of democratizing wine.”

In SevenFifty Daily, Katherine Cole looks at how Nate Ready at Oregon’s Hiyu Wine Farm is using 17th-century viticultural techniques to create a wine style for the future.

In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Mowery takes a look at sylvaner. “In the hands of capable producers, Sylvaner takes on alluring traits, showcasing intriguing differences, depending on where it’s grown.”

“Europe’s organic and biodynamic grape growers are anxiously waiting to hear whether or not the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will further limit the use of copper fungicide,” reports Jeremy Parzen on his blog, Do Bianci.

International investors have been seeking high-end wine estates for their portfolios and now they’ve turned their sights on South Africa reports Michael Fridjhon in Meininger’s.

AXA Millésimes, the wine division of the French insurance giant that owns wineries in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Portugal and Hungary, is purchasing Outpost, a winery on Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain. Wine Spectator has the details.

In Vinous, Neal Martin delves into Château d’Issan in Margaux, and tastes through the estate’s wines from 1945 to 2015.

In Bloomberg, Angus Whitley looks at Australian wine exports, and finds they’re surging to China, but falling to the U.S.

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