Daily Wine News: Australia’s Reputation

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-26-2019

Flickr: Clearly Ambiguous.

Flickr: Clearly Ambiguous.

In Wine-Searcher, James Lawrence looks at how Australia is struggling to shake off its reputation for cheap and cheerful wines. “Can Australia continue to make up for lost ground? Changing entrenched views and perceptions is surely a thankless and never-ending task.”

Is wine by the glass dead? In PUNCH, Megan Krigbaum ponders whether ordering by the glass makes sense anymore now that $18 pours are becoming the new norm.

“Ruchè has become an enduring, as well as an endearing, red wine from Piedmont, for myself, as well as many more wine lovers.” Alfonso Cevola explores his long history with Ruchè.

“In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the purchase of Château Lafite Rothschild by Baron James, an unprecedented auction has been organized with Zachy’s, a US and Hong Kong-based leading wine auction house,” reports Lauren Mowery in Forbes. “The auction will be comprised of bottles solely from the château’s own cellars with vintages representing every decade of their ownership dating back to 1868.”

Lettie Teague explores little-known, inexpensive reds for winter in the Wall Street Journal. (subscription req.)

On his Do Bianchi blog, Jeremy Parzen recalls “an unforgettable Lugana” from a recent trip to Italy.

Antonio Galloni explores the Chianti Classico 2015 and 2016 vintages in Vinous.

Wine Enthusiast editors celebrate old-vineyards around the world.

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