Daily Wine News: Douro Superior

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The Douro.

Roger Voss explores Douro Superior wines in Wine Enthusiast. “As Douro wines have developed in quantity and quality since the 1990s, so has Douro Superior…Despite being the largest of the three Douro regions (from west to east: Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior), the Superior is also the most sparsely planted. Only 23% of the land has vines. In theory, more land to the east as far as the Spanish frontier could be planted, with more wine produced.”

Also in Wine Enthusiast, Mekita Rivas explains the difference between wild and cultivated yeasts.

In Club Oenologique, Richard Woodard explores a smattering of smaller, boutique Cognac producers quietly making their voices heard, and ponders whether this family-owned model can survive.

Peloton has spawned a tight-knit wine drinking community. Aaron Goldfarb has the story in the Drop.

For Wine Industry Advisor, Stacey Briscoe profiles Ali Smith Story, who with her husband and business partner, Eric Story, launched Sonoma-based Smith Story Wine Cellars in 2014.

Amateur winemaking club Garage Enologists of Sonoma County

On JancisRobinson.com, Max Allen explores the evolution of the bag-in-box wine format. (subscription req.)

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