Daily Wine News: AI Wine Tasting

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-28-2021

CNN reports on Tastry, a California startup that taught a computer to “taste” wine using artificial intelligence. “Axelsson agrees that Tastry is not a substitute for a sommelier. But she says the scalability of her product makes it possible to analyze more wines per year than a human could ever taste.”

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on the most recent Wine School, Txakolina, and announces what’s up next: Chenin Blanc from three places.

After tasting more than 800 wines, Jane Anson offers her Bordeaux 2020 en primeur overview in Decanter. (subscription req.)

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague reports on sommelier Yannick Benjamin’s new restaurant, Contento, which aims to be accessible to everyone. (subscription req.)

In Eater, Brooke Jackson-Glidden reports on Oregon’s new winery, Cho Wines. “In recent years, some of the new generation of winemakers in the Willamette Valley have moved away from making pinots, dabbling in less-represented varietals or blends. However, the Chos wanted to experiment more with pinot noir grapes, to expand what people expect of the varietal.”

In Travel + Leisure, Sean Patrick Flynn explores Portugal’s Algarve wine region.

In Wine Spectator, James Molesworth checks in on Long Island’s North Fork wine region.

In Paper City Magazine, James Brock talks grapes with winemaker Dan Petroski.

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