Daily Wine News: Better With Age

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A new study suggests appreciation of wine grows with age. Linda Geddes explores the details in the Guardian. “Changes in the composition of our saliva and how much of it we produce appears to intensify our perception of smokey and peppery aromas in red wine, new research suggests.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Derek Brown explores the new wave of non-alcoholic sparklers.

Also in Wine Enthusiast, Matt Kettmann charts the rise of California’s Central Coast wineries. “The best of these brands aren’t content to remind us of yesteryear. They’re also focused on the future, evolving constantly to compete with the best wines in the world.”

In Decanter, Chris Mercer looks back at 2020’s top wine stories.

“Paolo Foradori, an Alto Adige pioneer, passed away on December 22, 2020, at the age of eighty-five,” WineBusiness.com shares. “Foradori helped to write the history not only of the J. Hofstätter Estate Winery in Tramin, but in particular also that of the culture of winegrowing in Alto Adige and Italy.”

“South African President Cyril Ramaphosa reimposed a ban on alcohol sales and ordered the closure of all bars Monday as part of new restrictions to help the country battle a resurgence of the coronavirus, including a new variant,” reports AP.

In Slate, Seth Stevenson explores what makes Manischewitz the ultimate nostalgia product.

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