Posted by Wine News | Posted on 01-30-2017| Posted in
In Wine Enthusiast, Jameson Fink pens a defense of oaked white wines. “I don’t know why I’m reluctant to say how much I enjoy oaked whites. Maybe it’s because when I’m in a group of wine drinkers, from casual to enthusiastic to professional, there’s a sentiment that unites them: They’re almost universally not fans of white wines with obvious oak.”
Jancis Robinson is impressed with Southern Rhône reds from the 2015 vintage. “The reds were more varied than ever – from firm and claret-like to fruitily, almost rosily, burgundian but, unlike vintages a few years ago, there were remarkably few obviously oaky wines or fruit bombs, and lots of freshness and that elusive quality known as minerality.”
In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre looks into the success of La Moneda Malbec, a $7 wine sold exclusively at Walmart, which “sold through” over the holidays.
Jeff Siegel, the wine curmudgeon, is not impressed with canned wine. “There is absolutely no reason to believe that canned wine’s future is any different than screwcaps or boxes.”
According to Chris Mercer in Decanter, “Chianti Classico producers hope that the new Chinese year of the rooster can help them to reach more wine drinkers in China.”
Wines & Vines reports on export statistics and addresses the reality of selling wine overseas.
In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman looks at how the growing marijuana industry may impact the wine industry.
In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Master Sommelier Michael Engelmann of The Modern in MoMA talks about Australian wines and selling Brunello by the glass.