Daily Wine News: Vintages in Cava

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In SevenFifty Daily, Caitlin A. Miller reports on how regulatory and climatic changes are putting vintage at the forefront of Cava production. “In light of this confluence of events, vintage may soon become a driving factor in both the style and quality of Cava, making the landscape—and the wines—more complex. As most buyers already do with Champagne, is it time to consider vintage when buying Cava?”

Just as New Zealand has spent years trying to push a more diverse palette of wines beyond Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, so the question often posed to Argentina’s wine industry is this: after Malbec, what’s next? Richard Woodard delves into the diversity of Argentinian wine in the Drinks Business.

When winemaker Jonathan Pay couldn’t make his wine business work in the Bay Area, he look to France, where he found a much more affordable vineyard. Esther Mobley shares his story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Provence is trialing new varieties in the face of climate change, reports Vitisphere. Some of those grapes include Tempranillo, Touring Nacional, Pinotage, Grenache Gris, and 13 Cinsaut clones.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov ponders what makes a good wine bar. “Good wine bars are informal neighborhood gathering places rather than destinations, with occasional exceptions, like when a wine list is so deep that it draws in the trophy and rare bottle hunters. But mostly, they are places to drop in near one’s home. They might take some reservations, but they always have room for walk-ins.”

On his blog, Alfonso Cevola considers the shifts and threats that could be headed toward Italian wine.

In the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson shares her picks for the best wines for Christmas.

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