Daily Wine News: Science of Barrel Aging

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-08-2023

In SevenFifty Daily, Jacopo Mazzeo explores how cellar climate impacts barrel-aged wine, and talks to experts about the myriad ways that climatic conditions like temperature, humidity, and drought can affect the barrel-aging process.

Alder Yarrow catches up with Nicolas Joly. “Joly lives and farms just outside the town of Savennières, in France’s Loire Valley. As a winegrower, he is known for two things: his family’s ownership of the 16-acre Clos de Coulée de Serrant, a walled vineyard so famously old and singular that it merits its own tiny appellation, and for being one of the earliest adherents of and proselytizers for biodynamic viticulture…Joly has attained something of a prophet-like status in the world of biodynamics, helped by the fact that much of the time he seems to speak like a prophet, describing forces at work in the world far outside the everyday consciousness of mankind.”

Yesterday, regulators auctioned off a roughly 1,900-bottle wine collection of Silicon Valley Bank at about 60% of its appraised value, reports Gina Heeb in the Wall Street Journal.

In the Buyer, Sophia Longhi looks at the innovations and traditions driving Argentine wine forward.

MGG Investment Group has set out plans to revitalize Spring Mountain Vineyard after recently announcing its purchase of the historic Napa Valley winery. Martin Green shares some of the details in Decanter.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague explores the art of gifting wine, and suggests a handful of no-fail gift bottles.

On JebDunnuck.com, R.H. Drexel heads to Lodi to meet with the mother-daughter team behind Lorenza and attend a dinner with the Victor Book Club.

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