Jancis Robinson shares her thoughts on 2015 white Burgundies, and explores the problems with old vines.
In Wine-Searcher, Adam Lechmere also gets a taste of Burgundy’s 2015 vintage and says it’s “beguiling, charming, seductive and eminently drinkable… This is a vintage for everyone: there is quality at every level and in every appellation.”
Since first being identified in November, phylloxera in Colorado has now been found in four vineyards, reports Lynn Alley in Wine Spectator.
“Italian wine hasn’t died from natural causes (or any other causes). In my view of things is still in its infancy,” says Alfonso Cevola. “Italian wine is walking, talking, and has taken on an independent streak. But, like all things Italian, it’s complicated.”
In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre reports on Old Westminster’s acquisition of Burnt Hill’s 117 acres, and talks to owner Drew Baker about the promise of “iconic Maryland wines.”
In Forbes, Brian Freedman explores how new ownership of Burgundy’s Domaine Bonneau du Martray could impact the wine.
In Grape Collective, Barbara Sturgis seeks out affordable wines from smaller regions in South Africa.
In VinePair, Laura Burgess makes a case for buying large format wine.
Tom Wark on what wine-related things he’s looking forward to in 2017.