Posted by Wine News | Posted on 01-17-2017| Posted in
In Decanter, Oz Clarke looks at the changes happening in California wine. “But it’s not only balance. This is just part of the movement. There are an increasing number of wines that thrill and inspire regardless of balance. They’re often low alcohol, but not always, and they’re wines of such unbridled perfume or tantalising flavour that tannins or acidity being a bit out of kilter scarcely seems to matter. The thrill’s the thing.”
“The forthcoming annual DTC Wine Shipping Report shows that the average bottle shipped by Napa County producers in 2016 was worth about $62, around 60 percent above the industry average of $38.69,” reports Henry Lutz in the Napa Valley Register. “According to the report, the region shipped more than 1.5 million cases of wine directly to consumers in 2016.”
In VinePair, Keith proposes a “radical thought” for 2017: “The good news is, natural wine, biodynamic wine, and organic wine aren’t going anywhere…I suggest we make this year the year we begin to explore everything else.”
Aaron Menenberg talks to Shane Moore, winemaker at Oregon’s Zena Crown Vineyard, about the time he spent working at Israel’s Golan Heights Winery and how the experience prepared him for making wine in Oregon.
Lauren Mowery offers a month-by-month guide to 12 underrated wine regions to visit this year in Forbes.
According to the Drinks Business, “Burgundian vintner Etienne de Montille is planning to build a winery in southern Hokkaido in Japan to produce cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.”
Wine & Spirits Magazine talks to Tim Kweeder, wine director at Kensington Quarters in Philadelphia, about why Lambrusco and Beaujolais are wines of the moment.
Wine Enthusiast’s Paul Gregutt offers wine collecting tips.