Daily Wine News: Assessing the Damage

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-09-2020

In Wine Enthusiast, Christina Pickard reports on how the wildfires that have been raging across Australia since September have affected Australian wine grapes.

On JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming ponders the future of wine in Asia. “Despite the unpredictable nature of consumption, the wine trade apparently still has its sights set firmly eastwards – and US tariffs on European imports are doing nothing to discourage this.”

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague chimes in on all the wine world stands to lose in the face of the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs. (subscription req.)

In Wine-Searcher, Kathleen Willcox explores how some—such as non-EU producers—are considering the possible opportunities amid the wine tariff chaos.

Burgundy had a stellar year on the secondary fine wine market at the expense of Bordeaux, but it was Armand Rousseau that outshone other brands in 2019, according to Liv-ex.

On his blog, Jamie Goode profiles Telmo Rodriguez, who became famous for his travelling winemaking, sourcing top vineyards from around Spain, and then returning to revitalize family winery Remelluri. Now he’s set his sights on rediscovering the great vineyard-focused Rioja of the past with Bodega Lanzaga.

Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O’Keefe praises the “balance of poise” found in Barolo’s 2015 vintage.

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