Daily Wine News: Topless Wine

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-02-2021

Is it time for wine to go topless? Kathleen Willcox explores the environmental implications of metallic wine capsules in Wine-Searcher.

Paso Robles-based Justin Vineyards and Winery’s owner, the Wonderful Company, is acquiring Napa’s Lewis Cellars, reports Wine Spectator.

“Lewis Cellars, an award-winning producer of high-end wines, will be the first Napa Valley winery under the ownership of the Wonderful Company, joining Justin Vineyards in Paso Robles and Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma,” reports Esther Mobley. “The Lewis Cellars property, on Big Ranch Rd. in Napa, includes a production winery but no estate vineyards.”

Aaron Ayscough explores the art of degassing wine in Wine Enthusiast. “The decision of whether to remove CO2 before bottling, and how much to remove via a process called degassing, is critical to the development of a wine’s final profile. Too much CO2 can prevent a wine from settling properly, resulting in a cloudy appearance.”

Elsewhere in Wine Spectator, Shawn Zylberberg talks to DLynn Proctor about his storied career.

In Beverage Media, Aleks Zecevic explores how Blaufränkisch is making a comeback in its native Austria and beyond.

In Decanter, Argentine winemaker Laura Catena of Bodega Catena Zapata shares her early wine memories and her hopes for the future.

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