Daily Wine News: Indigenous Indifference

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

Emerging regions are regularly encouraged to lead with their indigenous grapes. In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph says this could be a mistake. “There are lessons to be learned from comparing the ancient regions of Greece, which focused on their own varieties and remained in a niche, and Sicily where Planeta earned international recognition – and sales – with versions of Bordeaux and Chardonnay before introducing an increasingly broad market to its Nero d’Avola, Frappato and Grecanico.”

An estimated 80% of Napa vineyards may have been affected by the Glass Fire, reports Elin McCoy in Bloomberg. “Those in the south of Napa, from sub-regions such as Pritchard Hill, Stags Leap, and Mount Veeder may be all right.”

According to WineBusiness.com, the price of bulk Napa Cabernet, as one might expect, is higher than it was a few weeks ago.

Winery and vineyard owners have been through hell this year. How will they recover? Kathleen Willcox takes a look in Wine-Searcher.

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto meets with “Burgundy underdog” Jean-Marc Vincent, who leads a new generation of producers in Santenay.

In Wine Enthusiast, Kathleen Willcox highlights Cab Franc wines from five East Coast wine producers.

In PUNCH, Jessica Hernandez looks at Japan’s first foray into vermouth: the botanical-infused, sake-based formula, Oka Kura Bermutto.

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