Daily Wine News: Outcry in France

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A deportation threat to Japanese winemakers has caused an outcry in France. In the Drinks Business, Rupert Millar reports on the case. “Back in April French authorities issued a deportation order, saying that they do not consider the vineyard economically viable; the suggestion being that the pair could become burdens on the state purse should they struggle to pay their taxes etc… Locals involved with the local on and off-trades have been widely quoted as saying what a “shame” and a “great loss” it would be to the area if the Shojis were made to leave.”

A move away from the keyboard to voice commands means winemakers will have to think carefully before they name a wine, says Robert Joseph in Meininger’s.

Chile’s 2018 vintage has been tipped by several winemakers as one of the best in recent years,” reports Amanda Barnes in Decanter, “with a good crop, moderate temperatures and relatively few weather-related dramas.”

In VinePair, Tim McKirdy talks to La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels’s James Sligh about his love for chenin blanc.

Brian Croser reviews Wine and Place by Tim Patterson and John Buechsenstein on JancisRobinson.com.

In SevenFifty Daily, Courtney Schiessl talks to importer Athena Bochanis about how she carved out a niche for Hungarian wine.

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy encourages chilling red wines.

Ray Isle offers a travel guide to Australia’s Hunter Valley in Travel + Leisure.

On Good Vitis, Aaron Menenberg tastes through and offers notes on healthy amount of Oregon wines.

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