Daily Wine News: En Rama Sherry

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A venenciadora pours Sherry drawn from a cask. (Wikimedia)

A venenciadora pours Sherry drawn from a cask. (Wikimedia)

“Sherry’s identity, for the most part, relies heavily on the aging process, unlike most regions where the concept of terroir is the message winemakers want to convey. However, en rama (raw) wines—usually finos and manzanillas that are basically bottled straight from the cask and undergo only the roughest filtration to remove undesirable matter like yeast chunks or dead bugs—are the new storytellers of the region.” In Fortune, Shana Clarke reports on the growth of en rama sherry.

Tablas Creek shares news that they’ve grafted around 250 Muscardin buds into the vineyard, completing the goal of having all Chateauneuf-du-Pape grapes in the ground. And in the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley explains why this is such a big milestone for California’s Rhone wines.

Now is the time to buy German wine, says Jancis Robinson, who explores the 2018 vintage on her website.

In Bloomberg Business, Ryan Haar delves into how wine became part of the trade war.

Edward Marchese talks to Ntsiki Biyela of Aslina Wines, the first black woman winemaker in South Africa, in Grape Collective.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre explores wine flaws.

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray looks at what the Supreme Court decision in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v Thomas means for wine.

Susie Barrie explores the world of Australian sparkling wine in Decanter. (subscription req.)

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