Daily Wine News: Zinfandel, Then & Now

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-21-2021

Zinfandel grapes hanging on the vine.

In Imbibe Magazine, Chasity Cooper delves into Zinfandel’s fall from grace and how the grape is making a recovery. “How did Zinfandel’s story get so tangled? And how can wine drinkers grow to love it again? … As winemakers get more creative with bringing forth various expressions of Zinfandel, wine drinkers should be encouraged not to limit their thinking when it comes to the unique heritage grape, but to embrace it for all that it’s worth.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on the Two Eighty Project, a small urban vineyard defying any assumptions that the city of San Francisco is inhospitable to grapegrowing. The farmer behind it, Christopher Renfro, also sees the vineyard as a way to promote social justice.

Are plant-based bottles the more sustainable future for the drinks industry? Katie Brown takes a look at a glass-free future in VinePair.

The same frost that devastated France has also impacted vineyards in Piedmont and Tuscany in Italy. Bruce Sanderson assesses the damage in Wine Spectator.

Alfonso Cevola reflects on the “wonderfully complicated and all too brief (and happy) life of Pio Boffa on his blog.

Have South African wines reached collectable status? In Club Oenologique, Adam Lechmere at whether the time has come to start investing in the Cape’s best bottles.

In Wine Enthusiast, Matt Kettmann looks at hybrid grapes’ role in California wine.

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