Daily Wine News: Redefining Rosé

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-15-2023

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jess Lander looks at the Napa winemakers looking to transform rosé into a more serious and premium category. “The message out of Napa is clear: Just as Champagne doesn’t need to be reserved for New Year’s Eve and special occasions, rosé doesn’t have to be pigeonholed as a summer party beverage. It belongs at the dinner table year-round alongside $200 Napa Valley Cabernets — that is, if you’re willing to trade up in price.”

Australian wineries have huge volumes of unsold wine. Most media coverage blames China’s swingeing punitive tariffs for this situation. But, as Dudley Brown reveals in Meininger’s, Beijing’s responsibility for the situation is quite limited.

In Decanter, Anne Krebiehl explores Champagne’s smaller-scale grower-producers “making a wide range of lovingly crafted wines that offer high quality and true local individuality.”

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague reports on the Perrin family, which owns a range of wine brands including Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape and supermarket go-to La Vieille Ferme.

Jancis Robinson explores Mexico’s “diverse and burgeoning” wine scene.

In Wine Enthusiast, Emily Saladino explains that difference between blended and co-fermented wines.

Grape Collective talks to Slovenian winemaker Matic Rodica about his family winery and the importance of organic viticulture.

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