Daily Wine News: Evolution

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-16-2021

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In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers some advice for how to think about wine vintages. “Even if vintages have pronounced differences, I believe we should pay less attention to them than perhaps we do. Far more important than obsessively following vintages is to single out producers whose styles you like.”

“Today, we have shattered the paradigms of wine and food pairings. The traditional Euro-American diet of “meat and three” has expanded to include Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Indian and Sichuan, to name a few. We mix and match ingredients and spices from around the world,” writes Dave McIntyre in the Washington Post. “And this culinary liberation extends to wine — as we now eat foods from around the world, we have wines made from grapes grown in regions once unfamiliar to us, from Slovenia to Salta to Patagonia to Otago to Kakheti to the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater.”

On JancisRobinson.com, Alder Yarrow looks at how restaurant wine programs have evolved to survive during the Covid era. (subscription req.)

In Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss profiles the leading women in Champagne.

Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, Lena Vazifdar highlights the wines of three BIPOC owners in California.

Vicki Denig explores the idea of extended skin contact for white wines in Wine-Searcher.

In the Robb Report, Sara L. Schneider reports on Shannon O’Shaughnessy’s new venture, Aileron Estates.

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