Daily Wine News: Toasting Terry Theise

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Terry Theise. (Photo credit: Skurnik Wines)

Terry Theise. (Photo credit: Skurnik Wines)

In the New York Times Magazine, Joe Appel writes a letter of recommendation for Terry Theise’s wine catalogs. “So much of wine writing tries to “simplify” wine: It is “essentially about pleasure,” or “at its foundation an agricultural product,” or “just fermented grape juice.” Through Theise, you come to see such slogans as abbreviated and disrespectful. His brochures unabridge, guiding us to feel ourselves into existence — to understand what we like less through logical inquiry and more through attunement to our emotional life.”

Sean P. Sullivan highlights five women behind some of Washington’s best grapevines in Wine Enthusiast.

Gallo has purchased the Pahlmeyer wine brand, reports W. Blake Gray in Wine-Searcher. “It’s a very Constellation Brands-like deal, no small irony as Gallo awaits federal antitrust approval for its $1.7 billion purchase of 30 mostly low-end brands from Constellation.”

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto looks at actor John Malkovich’s latest project: producing wine in Provence.

In SevenFifty Daily, Katherine Cole reports on how importers, wholesalers, and retailers are scrambling to soften the blow of the new 25 percent tariff imposed by the U.S. on beverages from EU nations.

In Vinous, Ian D’Agata reports on the 2018 vintage in Campania.

In New Jersey Monthly, Tara Nurin looks at how blaufränkisch is taking root in New Jersey.

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