Posted by Wine News | Posted on 01-31-2017| Posted in
Nicole Jankowski explores the history of the hidden wine cellars underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in NPR. “Storing wine under the bridge made perfect sense. The caverns below the 60,000-ton granite entrances were dark and consistently cool, ideal places to house even the most delicate vintage Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne… After World War II, for logistical reasons, the city of New York would take over permanent management of the cellars.”
In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on the most recent Wine School, Madeira, and announces what’s up next: Bandol.
In Decanter, Andrew Jefford is impressed with Beaujolais’ 2015 vintage. “The quality of the cru wines from that vintage is outstanding…and it seems to have come at the right time for the region.”
Elsewhere in Decanter, Ellie Douglas reports that Italy has applied for the Prosecco DOCG region to be considered for UNESCO world heritage status.
What does Stephen Tanzer say about the 2015 red Burgundies in Vinous? “You are so going to want them.”
In Wines & Vines, Andrew Adams reports on a session at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium that covered classic and modern fermentation techniques, “from clay tanks to flash détente.”
Eduardo Porto Carreiro of NYC’s Untitled talks to Wine & Spirits Magazine about chenin and gamay.
In Wine Spectator, Bruce Sanderson finds taut, precise, mineral-driven Chardonnays at William Fèvre.