Daily Wine News: Trousseau’s Future

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In SevenFifty Daily, Sophia McDonald considers Trousseau’s past in Europe, and the grape’s future in American vineyards. “The grape’s plantings have been increasing of late—yet far from its native territory. American winemakers throughout Oregon and California are cultivating both Trousseau Noir and Trousseau Gris to craft a range of intriguing still, sparkling, fortified, and skin-contact wines.”

Although no precise figures are as yet available, the wave of conversions to organic in the vineyards of Bordeaux is undoubtedly growing, says Vitisphere.

While Perrier-Jouët’s brand ambassador, Jonny Simms, says going organic would be “nirvana,” he believes practicing organic viticulture in Champagne is “almost impossible.”

On JancisRobinson.com, James Mayor looks at how Rob Symington, a fifth-generation digital native, is shaking up one of the best-known port shippers in its 140th year.

In Wine Enthusiast, Zoe Baillargeon explores how convicts and immigrants paved the way for Australia’s wine industry.

Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, J’Nai Gaither reports on phylloxera’s impact in Napa Valley.

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, looks back 10 years after the publication of his first book about the business of wine, Wine Wars: the Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the Revenge of the Terroirists.

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