Daily Wine News: Space-Aged Petrus

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-25-2021

Remember the reports of Bordeaux wine returning from aging in space? The Château Petrus wines spent 14 months orbiting the earth on the International Space Station and the first samples were just tasted as part of the research project. Chris Mercer has the details in Decanter.

How did 2020’s wildfires impact California wine? Six months after the fires subsided, vintners are still assessing how much fruit suffered smoke taint, reports Aaron Romano in Wine Spectator.

In Wine Enthusiast, Daniel Majid Mirzakhani looks at how sommeliers are using social media to connect communities and advance the wine industry.

For Eater Austin, Nadia Chaudhury profiles wine director Rania Zayyat, the sommelier pushing the industry forward who has a knack for breaking down wine jargon for everyday drinkers.

In Food & Wine, Sarah Kuta highlights the role that sheep have to weed, mow, and fertilize some vineyards in California.

On JancisRobinson.com, Sydney-based wine writer Denis Gastin explores the history of Tannat in Australia. “The fact that Tannat has been adopted by Australian producers in such a short time frame underlines the openness of Australia’s regulatory system to change as well as the productive creativity of grape growers and winemakers.”

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague on the best wines (and gear) for drinking outside. (subscription req.)

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