Daily Wine News: Regenerative Methods

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-16-2022

Sheep grazing in a vineyard. (Flickr: Stefano Lubiana)

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov explores the role of sheep (and other animals) in vineyards and ecosystems, and looks at how winemakers are starting to embrace regenerative agriculture. “Because wine is so often a product that heightens people’s awareness of agriculture, it can stimulate interest in the possibilities of regenerative agriculture as a tool to fight climate change and build more diverse ecosystems.”

Meininger has returned to the Ahr wine region nine months after the flood. Although piles of rubble still incite anger, sleeves are rolled up and the focus is firmly on the future. Simon Werner reports what he found there.

More then 4,200 bottles from Prince Robert of Luxembourg, owner of Bordeaux first growth Château Haut-Brion, his family and friends were put on sale at Sotheby’s in New York over th weekend. Elin McCoy has the details in Bloomberg.

In Wine Enthusiast, Emily Saladino shares how she learned to embrace the science of wine. “There are all sorts of ways in, and none more legitimate than the other. Plus, wine provides a lens through which you can explore everything from history to geopolitics to culture to chemistry.”

Fitou and Corbières are set to leave the Languedoc wine trade body over an ongoing spat, reports Wine-Searcher.

Jancis Robinson explores the many wineries and companies seeking out alternative wine packaging options.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague finds great value and Pinot Noir in California’s Anderson Valley.

In Grape Collective, Christopher Barnes talks to Nicolas Ottin of Ottin Elio about the family farm and the evolution of the Valle d’Aosta.

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