Daily Wine News: Pét-Nat’s History

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-22-2020

Bottles of pét-nat

The story of pét-nat’s unstoppable rise is missing one key footnote: the historic wines, from Diois to Gaillac, it was inspired by. Zachary Sussman delves into their history in PUNCH. “From the sweet pink fizz of Savoie’s Bugey-Cerdon to the ancestral-method wines of southern France’s Gaillac, Limoux and the Rhône’s Diois, plus the hazy, bottle-fermented frizzante of prosecco and Emilia-Romagna, these storied wines existed generations before anyone uttered the words “pét-nat.” So why do we hardly ever hear about them?”

Tom Wark remembers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a champion of the wine industry. “Justice Ginsburg embraced an interpretation of the Constitution that has led to a radical re-imagining of the role of state regulation of alcohol.”

In SevenFifty Daily, Hannah Wallace talks to several wine pros about their experience with losing their senses of smell and taste due to Covid-19.

Antonio Galloni offers his notes on recent Chianti Classico releases in Vinous.

In Meininger’s, Felicity Carter talks to Dry Farm Wines founder Todd White, who has taken natural wine from a niche to an online juggernaut, by using the language of health while disparaging conventional wine.

In Decanter, Chris Mercer remembers Sicilian wine legend Diego Planeta.

Jez Fredenburgh looks at the Portuguese vintners taking natural wine back to its roots in National Geographic.

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