Daily Wine News: Unsung Heroes

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-13-2019

(Flickr: JonathanCohen)

(Flickr: JonathanCohen)

In SevenFifty Daily, Maria Bastasch, wine director of D.C.’s Maydan, explains why buyers should source from unsung regions. “Allowing ourselves to enjoy the aroma and flavor profile of a quality organic wine from Syria, Bolivia, or any other unlikely wine region can do more than just diversity our portfolios—it can change our perceptions of that region, help to elevate families out of poverty, and transform headlines of crisis into idyllic images of vineyards.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Caroline Hatchett explores the rise of Mexican wine, and considers its future in America.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley responds to the New Yorker piece about orange wine. “Like Patterson, I want to understand why people drink what they drink, to trace the broader cultural movements that lead individuals to order something new at a restaurant. I just don’t think that moral improvements and suffering always have to enter into it.”

Eric Asimov highlights 12 top-tier (but undervalued) Burgundy producers in the New York Times.

In the Oregonian, Michael Alberty visits the Lewis Peak Experimental Vineyard outside Walla Walla, Washington, where Dean Richards is experimenting to see if grapes will attain physiological ripeness at an elevation with fewer growing degree days than on the region’s valley floor.

In Decanter, Jane Anson explores the lesser known, but great value, Bordeaux appellation Lalande-de-Pomerol and tastes her way through a horizontal of 31 wines from the 2015 vintage. (subscription req.)

In VinePair, Vicki Denig dives into the versatility and diversity of Pinot Meunier.

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