Daily Wine News: Sherry’s Identity Crisis

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A flight of sherries. (Flickr: Anna & Michal)

A flight of sherries. (Flickr: Anna & Michal)

In VinePair, Tim McKirdy looks at sherry’s identity crisis. “Sommeliers and wine professionals sing its praises, but it’s often an afterthought along with Ports and dessert wines on restaurant lists. Meanwhile, bartenders love it, but, unlike Campari’s cherry-red glare, sherry is more of a team player than easily-discernible star in cocktails.”

“Xinomavro might not be the grape variety that’s the easiest to pronounce, but it is the one that has clearly got the X factor in the continuing renaissance of the Greek wine industry.” In the Buyer, Justin Keay examines the grape’s role in the Greek wine renaissance.

In Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone highlights the producers working to keep Napa wines affordable.

Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, Kelly Magyarics shines a spotlight on Altesse, “perfect for white wine lovers who believe they must sacrifice weight and depth for vibrant acidity. It’s a rare wine that can tick off all of the boxes.”

In Decanter, Sophie Kevany explores how a handful of growers are quietly bringing a new set of wines made with hybrid and ancestral grapes to market.

Sarah Jessica Parker is launching a Sauvignon Blanc this fall, reports Food & Wine.

In Forbes, Cathy Huyghe looks at what happens when non-wine people write about when they write about wine.

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