Daily Wine News: Defining Fynbos

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Fynbos in South Africa. (Photo credit: Wikimedia)

In Wine Enthusiast, Angela Lloyd explores the meaning of “fynbos” in wine. “This is fynbos, the Afrikaans word meaning fine-leaved plants. Fynbos is composed of around 8,500 species from several key families… Many types of plants from the fynbos biome can be found in close proximity to vineyards in the Cape Winelands, and can potentially influence a wine’s aromas or flavors due to the spread organic materials like plant oils or pollen.”

In Wine Spectator, Shawn Zylberberg looks at how traditional wine auction houses and retailers see more opportunity as digital currencies like Bitcoin gain traction. “Although auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s have yet to accept crypto for wine, Kapon sees a bright future for a largely unknown form of payment. And he claims young wine consumers are leading the way.”

What makes a great Barolo vintage? Antonio Galloni shares his thoughts in Vinous.

In Decanter, Jane Anson offers a preview of the Bordeaux 2020 en primeur wines. (subscription req.)

In the Buyer, Elizabeth Gabay explains what makes Tavel rosé so different.

In the Drinks Business, drinks branding specialist Rowena Curlewis on the pulling power of celebrity wines and why the industry needs strong brands in order to survive.

In Modern Farmer, Stacey Lastoe reports on how American wineries are working to elevate hybrid grapes.

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