Daily Wine News: Chillable Reds Cont’d

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-14-2021

Jancis Robinson explores the growing world of chillable reds. “What’s interesting and unexpected is how many of these low-alcohol wines come from parts of the world we associate with hot summers, and therefore with very ripe grapes and particularly alcoholic wines.”

Andrew Selsky offers an update on the condition of grapes after the Pacific Northwest’s heat wave. “The good news for grape growers, wineries and wine lovers is the historic heat wave came during a narrow window when the fruit suffered little, if any, damage. Earlier or later in the growing season, it could have been disastrous.”

In the Drop, Tšepang Molisana introduces the new generation of South African winemakers shaking up the local wine scene.

On Tim Atkin’s site, Peter Pharos pens a tribute to Assyrtiko. “The wine is a natural match for Greek cuisine. And it is made in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If anything, the question is not why Assyrtiko is famous – it is why it took so long.”

Last week, Russian President Putin banned the name Champagne on Champagne bottles. What exactly is behind the new law and what consequences does it have for the wine industry? Sergey Panov takes a look in Meininger’s.

In Decanter, Simon Field explores wines from Azerbaijan. (subscription req.)

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Stephanie Johnson reports on how Sui Lieviti is transforming traditional Prosecco Col Fondo. (subscription req.)

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