Daily Wine News: Wine Education

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-10-2020

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Terry Theise explains what he sees as what’s wrong with wine education. ““Expert” is a word I really really hate. I want my dry cleaner to be an expert in removing stains, but a “wine expert” is a pathetic thing to aspire to be. And there is Thing-1 that’s wrong with wine education. Its frame of reference is unfriendly, even hostile. If I were a wine teacher, I’d want to make people comfortable with wine by first being comfortable with themselves as receivers of flavor and texture, so that their ordinary happiness with wine can flow unimpeded.”

Why is there so much celebrity rosé? Gabrielle Moss looks into the category in Wine Enthusiast. “A celebrity endorsement goes a long way to change consumer sentiment, especially if someone may have once associated rosé with their mom’s lipstick-stained glass of white Zinfandel.”

Price cuts have delivered an unexpected rise in sales for Bordeaux 2019v, reports Andrew Catchpole in Harpers.

In Vinous, Neal Martin tackles the growth of English sparkling wine. “Nothing extraordinary or unusual underlies the ascendency of the English wine industry in recent years…once investment began to pour into the industry, winemaking had to become financially viable. That meant that you could not get away with selling substandard fare.”

Jamie Goode offers a quick primer on grape vine trunk disease.

In the Wall Street Journal, James R. Hagerty remembers Anthony Terlato. (subscription req.)

In VinePair, Tim McKirdy explores the use of copper in vineyards, as well as some copper alternatives.

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