Daily Wine News: Wine’s Place

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-28-2018

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In Decanter, Andrew Jefford considers the place of wine, and the options for wine lovers, in an increasingly turbulent world.Wine is not as innocent as we wish it was; the wine world is not a refuge from politics in its largest sense.  Those who consider a glass of wine an autonomous object are naïve.  Everything counts.  There has never been as much at stake as today.”

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy explores the new tasting rooms designed to attract millennial tourists in Napa and Sonoma. “Millennial hot spot Scribe, a picturesque hacienda winery in Sonoma that opened in 2007, helped shift the paradigm. Soon, other small, remote wineries began opting for swanky, salon-style wine bars in more urban settings away from the vineyard.”

On Good Vitis, Aaron Menenberg explores a thought-provoking question: when does wine become wine? He also shares a few responses from winemakers.

In Wine Enthusiast, Roger Morris offers a guide to finding ageworthy birth year wines.

Per and Britt Karlsson report on Italy’s VinNatur’s rules for natural winemaking in Forbes. “VinNatur is, at least for the moment, aimed at small wine estates, using their own grapes…Most VinNatur members make “normal” wines. It is just that they make them in a way that is as natural as possible.”

In Eater, Priya Krishna speaks to sommeliers about the best wine glasses for a number of scenarios.

In the Boston Globe, Ellen Bhang on the joys of Oregon wine beyond pinot noir. (subscription req.)

And over on SevenFifty Daily, I explore strategies for selling 750-ml bottles of orchard-based heritage cider, which are more winelike in style than their “modern” cousins.

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