Daily Wine News: Hybrid Bordeaux

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-17-2023

Sauvignac, an interspecific hybrid resulting from the crossbreeding of a descendant of Sauvignon x Riesling.

“This summer, Bordeaux, and Bordeaux Supérieur appellations are expected to receive authorization to plant and make wines from new disease resistant hybrid grapes,” reports Barnaby Eales in Wine-Searcher. “Could this be the timid start to a viticultural revolution which ends wine typicity in Bordeaux?”

“Napa County’s winegrape value totaled more than $890.9 million in 2022, 20.1% more than the previous year, according to the 2022 Napa County Agricultural Crop Report released Tuesday. It was the county’s third most valuable reported crop, totalling 131,144 tons–up 8.8% over the prior year,” reports Kerana Todorov in Wine Business.

In Club Oenologique, Essi Avellan offers tips on finding value in grower Champagne.

On JancisRobinson.com, Tamlyn Currin explores Nova Scotia’s developing wine industry.

Jacky Blot, the Touraine-based winemaker who gained a reputation for producing some of the Loire Valley’s most intense and beautifully balanced wines, has died at the age of 75. Martin Green shares more details in Decanter.

Eater chats with sommelier-entrepreneur Kristin Olszewski, founder of the canned wine company Nomadica.

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