Daily Wine News: Pure Lies

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-11-2022

(Source: Pure the Winery)

On Vinography, winemaker Adam Lee sent several Pure the Winery “zero sugar” “clean wines” to an accredited lab to be analyzed. “From these numbers, it is obvious that the wines do not truly have “zero sugar.” These numbers certainly are below the TTB requirement for advertising a wine as “zero sugar” but they also are not significantly different from most of the wines I’ve made over the past 27 years…Basically, while the label is technically compliant, the wine’s advertising is clearly not true and is misleading.”

On JancisRobinson.com, Elaine Chukan Brown reports on how hybrids are gaining traction in the US, which isn’t burdened with Europe’s prejudice against non-vinifera wines. (subscription req.)

Continued drought conditions caused concern for Chile’s producers this year. In Decanter, Alejandro Iglesias talks to winemakers across the country to discover which regions performed best.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on Caymus’s new tasting room. “Until recently, Suisun (soo-SOON) Valley, an 8-mile-long stretch of Solano County, had just six wineries. All are relatively small operations, catering mainly to local county residents. Most feel like mom-and-pop shops. So it’s a big deal that Suisun’s seventh winery is Caymus, indisputably one of Napa Valley’s most famous brands, whose main winery and tasting room are located in Rutherford.”

In InsideHook, Emily Monaco profiles TikTok star David Choi, who happens to be the proprietor of two Napa Valley wine companies.

The family behind popular wine brands like Yellow Tail and Peter Lehmann Wines has decided to sell more than 7,000 hectares of vineyard holdings and associated land in South Australia and New South Wales.

In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher explore Texas wine country.

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