Daily Wine News: Rosé Champagne

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-30-2019

pink champagneJancis Robinson considers how the perception of rosé Champagne has changed in recent years. “Once it was very obvious that, with a handful of exceptions, most of them regarded rosé champagne as a sort of off-cut whose quality didn’t really matter. But all this has changed, perhaps because of the rise in popularity of rosé still wine, perhaps because warmer summers have improved the quality of the dark-skinned Pinot grapes that are an essential ingredient, or perhaps chefs de cave just got round to caring about this particular string to their bow.”

In Forbes, Cathy Huyghe explores the potential of Pennsylvania wine. “Prime agricultural land with a rich history. Vineyards in an unexpected or even “frontier” region, producing award-winning wines. And a cast of characters – descendent, farmer, grower, winemaker – with chutzpah in spades, who are just crazy and also just sane enough to place a well-reasoned bet on a seemingly irrational gamble. That’s how I would characterize Pennsylvania wine right now.”

Virginie Boone explores Sonoma’s newest appellation, the Petaluma Gap, in Wine Enthusiast. “There are about 4,000 vineyard acres in Petaluma Gap. They’re planted primarily to Pinot Noir, which amounts to about 75% of the appellation’s total acreage, but are also home to Chardonnay and Syrah. The area is defined more by vineyard sites than wineries…”

Jason Wilson offers a deep dive into the large, confounding world of Cognac in Vinous.

In Bon Appétit, Marissa A. Ross ponders the wine that changed her life: Olivier Lemasson’s R-13.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre looks at orange wine’s comeback.

Patty Dietz explores modern wine coolers worth trying in Eater.

In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph explains what makes the latest edition of The World Atlas of Wine so important.

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