Daily Wine News: Long Charmat

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-23-2023

In SevenFifty Daily, I look at the growing movement behind “Long Charmat” sparkling wines in Italy, Brazil, and beyond, where winemakers are leaving Charmat-method bubbly on the lees for longer periods of time in the effort to make more complex and robust wines.

“The UK government announced plans to scrap European Union regulations on wine production following Brexit, allowing makers to pick from a wider range of vines and create new blends,” reports Joe Easton in Bloomberg.

After the despair of a difficult 2021, a sizeable 2022 crop that has prompted a more optimistic outlook among the producers of Sauternes and Barsac, finds Simon Field in the World of Fine Wine.

In Club Oenologique, an unscheduled rosé during a trip to Lebanon reminds Nina Caplan that the most profound pleasure in wine relates to people and place.

In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher conduct a big rosé tasting and share their thoughts on the category — and some of the big names within it.

Alejando Iglesias reports on the 2023 Chile harvest in Decanter. “There are no easy vintages – and that was especially true in Chile this year.”

Sarah Abbott explains why it’s time to get excited about Georgian wine in The Buyer.

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