Daily Wine News: A Savoie Update

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-23-2021

A Savoie vineyard. (Source: Wikimedia)

In the Drop, Wink Lorch explores what makes Savoie’s wines so prized. “The Savoie wine region, which represents only 0.25% of France’s wine production, is coming out of the ski locker. An enthusiastic younger generation is emerging, some descended from two generations of active, full-time winegrowers — before, most were mixed farmers. Others have established their estates from scratch.”

In the Oregonian, Michael Alberty shares how Erich Berg bounced back to become one of the Willamette Valley’s brightest new winemakers, and how he’s using Ricochet Wine Co. to help others bounce back from their own personal challenges.

A Spanish Supreme Court ruling in September stated that DO Valencia wines can no longer use fruit from Utiel-Requena or Alicante, reports Miquel Hudin in Decanter.

In the World of Fine Wine, David Schildknecht reviews Beauty and the Yeast: A Philosophy of Wine, Life, and Love by Dwight Furrow.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague on the best non-alcoholic wines for the holiday table.

Alder Yarrow offers a holiday gift guide for wine lovers.

In Robb Report, Sara L. Schneider recommends Grenache for Thanksgiving.

In VinePair, Laurie Wilson explores the tradition of cranberry wines in New England.

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