Daily Wine News: Sustainable Tourism

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-08-2021

Is sustainable wine tourism the next big thing? As Roger Morris points out in Meininger’s, environmental viticulture and solar-powered wineries are not entirely compatible with encouraging visitors to fly and drive long distances to visit them.

In Club Oenologique, Chris Howard explores the three evolving styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc coming out of New Zealand.

“It’s official,” reports Oliver Styles in Wine-Searcher. “Europe’s 2021 vintage is way down on previous years, sparking fears of shortages, with French wine especially hard hit.”

Jancis Robinson looks at how terroir expert Pedro Parra and Tuscan wine consultant Alberto Antonini are focusing on the unique terroir of Australia’s Barossa Valley in a new wine project.

In Decanter, Charles Curtis explores sparkling wine’s role in the New York State wine scene and recommends a few bottles to try. (subscription req.)

In Wine Enthusiast, Layla Schlack writes about how travel shaped her experience of two extremes of the winemaking world—natural and conventional approaches—and her understanding of it. “Maybe it’s because the wines I tasted in both places were excellent, but I’ve never felt any conflict between these approaches.”

In the Drop, Janice Williams highlights five wine memoirs to read.

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