Daily Wine News: Cool Grenache

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-22-2023

Grenache (Wikimedia)

In Wine Enthusiast, Matt Kettmann explores the rise of cool-climate Grenache on California’s Central Coast. “here, chilly temperatures, foggy mornings and windy afternoons starve the grape vines of the sunshine they crave, forcing grapes to ripen extremely late in the harvest season. That extended growing period, and the specialized farming strategies required to get the grapes that far, create a version of Grenache that these vintners believe is unlike anywhere in the world.”

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy shares notes from her Bordeaux En Primeur experience and highlights her 12 top picks. “The pace is hectic, as everyone tries to taste as many wines as they can in a short space of time and hey, also party hard and share gossip. Bordeaux always supplies plenty of both.”

In the Drinks Business, Louis Thomas reports on the highs and lows of this month’s Sicilia En Primeur.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley shares the story of the McBride sisters, who run what is possibly the largest Black-owned wine company in the U.S., and who recently bought their first-every vineyard in Napa’s Carneros region.

Jancis Robinson looks at the role tourism has played in boosting Portuguese wine.

In Wine Industry Advisor, Simone Madden-Gray looks at how wine packaging is evolving.

In VinePair, Hannah Staab highlights 10 American wine regions that deserve more recognition.

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