Daily Wine News: Rebuilding

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-01-2021

Wells Guthrie. (Source: DuPuis/David Bowler Wines)

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov profiles winemaker Wells Guthrie. “Instead of the 15,000 to 18,000 cases he was making annually at Copain, Mr. Guthrie will make 1,500 to 1,600 of the 2020 vintage, most of which is still in barrels, and up to 3,000 in the future…Without the distractions he faced at Copain, Mr. Guthrie is considering several projects. He wants to replace some of his pinot noir vines with chardonnay — why not? — but also with aligoté, poulsard, trousseau and gamay, grapes that have ardent fans but not much in the way of a mainstream following.”

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy takes a global look at the 2021 vintage.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley explores the 130 by-the-glass wine offerings at a new restaurant in Healdsburg called the Matheson. “Under normal circumstances, having so many wines by the glass would involve a lot of waste, so the Matheson folks decided to use these dispenser-preservation machines…”

In Wine Spectator, Shawn Zylberberg highlights a new film called A Wonderful Kingdom that showcases centuries-old traditions in Portugal.

What exactly does “stemmy” mean when describing wines? Jill Barth explains in Wine Enthusiast.

In the Drop, Stacy Briscoe explores how one COVID nurse found respite in winemaking.

Irina Gonzalez delves into the problem with Mommy Wine culture in Good Housekeeping.

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