Daily Wine News: Lasting Effects

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In the New York Times, Eric Asimov considers the deep toll fires have taken on California’s Wine Country. “The damage to wineries cannot be tallied simply by adding up the cost to rebuild. It goes much deeper than that… What’s bottled is not just a beverage, but a legacy of the people who grew the grapes and made the wine, a snapshot of their thoughts, their emotions and their labor as they seek to convey the character and personality of a place through the wine. To lose a vintage, much less a vineyard, is devastating.”

In VinePair, Sally Tunmer explores clarete. “Native to northern Spain, primarily Ribera del Duero and Cigales, clarete is a wine that exists within its own distinct category. It’s not a red, a white, or a rosé — it is clarete.”

“Will 2019 be the breakthrough vintage for German wine?” asks Jancis Robinson. “Could it persuade Riesling-phobes to abandon their prejudices?”

Michelle Williams explores Argentina’s Uco Valley in Wine-Searcher. “Some 30 years ago, a handful of winemakers independently dared to look beyond Mendoza to an untamed land without roads, electricity, and irrigation; undaunted by these obstacles, they were determined to fulfill a viticultural destiny in unity with the mountains to create the best wines of Argentina.”

Beaujolais has reported that 2020 represented a “vintage of extremes,” according to the Drinks Business.

In Fortune Magazine, Rachel King says now is the time to start aging your wine collection.

Buyers who took a chance on Robert Parker’s ‘Magical 20’ Bordeaux wines from the 2009 vintage would be looking at average gains of 40% today, according to Liv-ex.

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