Daily Wine News: Experimentation Cont’d.

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-07-2022

An increasing number of winemakers are now experimenting with whole-cluster fermentation. Margaret Rand has the story in Wine-Searcher.

In VinePair, Rebecca Ann Hughes reports on the creative methods Italian winemakers are taking to battle climate change amid worrying reports.

“Italy’s Marzotto family, which built Santa Margherita into a Pinot Grigio juggernaut, acquired majority ownership of Roco Winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley this week,” reports Tim Fish in Wine Spectator. “Financial terms were not disclosed, but the purchase marks the company’s first winemaking venture outside Italy.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre reinforces the importance of trusting your local wine shop’s advice.

Those labels wine merchants affix to bottles, touting a ‘staff pick’ or ‘hidden gem,’ are meant to move product. But do they serve the customer? In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague unpacks popular buzzwords and recommends bottles that warrant them. (subscription req.)

In Condé Nast Traveler, Sorrel Moseley-Williams explores the Austral Wine Route in Argentina, which reveals another side of Patagonia.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley has some non-alcoholic recommendations that aren’t gross.

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