Daily Wine News: What’s In a Name?

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-17-2022

Syrah. (Flickr, McD22.)

In Club Oenologique, Oz Clarke draws back the curtain on the history—and mystery—behind a grape variety with two names and a thousand different personalities. “One sounds like a wine-tasting note, the other a call to arms. We’re not talking about the same thing here. Well, yes, we are. We’re talking one grape variety: Syrah in France; Shiraz in Australia.”

In TRINK, Matthias Neske explores the work of researchers and vintners working to return historic grape varieties to Germany’s vineyards.

New York’s Long Island AVA is now approaching its 50th anniversary. In Decanter, Charles Curtis provides an overview of the region. (paywall)

Also in Decanter, Chris Wilson surveys the world of celebrity wines to see how involved the celebrities are in the winemaking process and whether the wines themselves are any good.

In Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone considers the importance of biochar, a fine-grained charcoal and ancient technique used to cultivate healthy soils.

In the Drop, Jeff Siegel profiles David Parker, who’s on a mission to hunt and sell the rarest wines in the world.

Once dismissed as a cheap ticket to an epic hangover, sangria has become an unlikely showcase for bartender creativity, reports Kara Newman in PUNCH.

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