Daily Wine News: Vinous History

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-14-2023

As new research emerges challenging established ideas on the evolution of Vitis vinifera, Stuart Walton ponders the origins of wine, and the branch of vinous history that can be traced back to Armenia’s Areni-1 cave in the World of Fine Wine.

Since moving to lightweight glass bottles in 2010, Tablas Creek Vineyard has saved more than $2.2 million.

In TRINK Magazine, Jordan Michelman explores the beauty of aged Grüner Veltliner. “It will probably be another 20 years before enough consumers have seen what Grüner can do with 10, 15, or 20 years of age before it starts to become a serious collector item.”

In Vinous, David Schildknecht pens a profile of Germany’s Klaus Peter Keller. “The Keller story can be mined for insights into growing, vinifying and marketing great Riesling (or Silvaner, or Pinot Noir), into the unique features of Rheinhessen and, more generally, of German Riesling.”

Jancis Robinson explores the regenerative viticulture movement in New Zealand and beyond.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley profiles Rex Pickett 19 years after the movie and book Sideways came out, and explains why she broke her resolution to never write about it. “While chatting with him, I realized that there was a different “Sideways” story I’d never heard before, and which was unfolding in real time: Pickett felt ripped off, he told me, by the way his movie and book deals went down. Now, he’s trying to capitalize on the notoriety of his creation to finally make his own fortune off of it.”

Elsewhere in the Chronicle, Jess Lander highlights the best wineries in Paso Robles.

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