Daily Wine News: Zero-Proof Wines

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-19-2021

Wine has fallen behind in the no- and low-ABV category. Millie Milliken looks at why that is in VinePair. “Most consumers being sold a non-alcoholic wine will want something that tastes like the real deal, just as they’ve come to expect with the myriad no/low beers on the market. Yet, that goal is very rarely met…”

“Mt. Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, erupted late Tuesday afternoon, spewing a spectacular display of lava and other pyroclastic material,” reports Alison Napjus in Wine Spectator. “Etna’s vineyards top out at about 3,300 feet elevation, well below Tuesday’s volcanic activity. Although some vineyards may have received a layer of ash and other material, this is par for the course for Etna vintners.”

Wine bottles once owned by organized crime box John Gotti are up for sale at a NYC wine shop: “the Gotti collection includes nine bottles of Pétrus (including a 1982 vintage that has been valued at $9,200), a 1983 Château Lafite Rothschild ($3,250) and a 1983 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Échezeaux ($6,200). One bottle of Pétrus has already sold for over $5,000.”

In Meininger’s, Roger Morris talks to sommeliers and winery owners who came up with strategies to do business in a world with no restaurant guests and no winery visitors.

In Club Oenologique, Simon J. Woolf shares an excerpt from his forthcoming book, wherein he and Ryan Opaz delve into the Dão region of Portugal.

Neal Martin offers a primer to South African wines in Vinous.

In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Mowery highlights emerging wine regions around the world.

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