Posted by Wine News | Posted on 01-11-2017| Posted in
A wildfire near to Cape Town in South Africa has damaged up to 40% of the 300 year old Vergelegen wine estate, which dates back to 1700 and is regularly named as among South Africa’s best wineries.
“Wines Til Sold Out (WTSO), is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming it defrauded customers by offering wines for discounted prices that were not based on the wines’ true value,” reports Wines & Vines.
In Food & Wine, Hannah Walhout covers the Satèn style of Franciacorta. “This silky bubbly is unusual: sparkling but smooth, dry but distinctly creamy. It’s one of the softest sparkling wines out there…”
In Edible Manhattan, Eileen M. Duffy does a deep dive on three Seneca Lake rieslings by Boundary Breaks, Hermann J. Weimer and Anthony Road.
Tom Wark looks at the current top 15 selling wine books on Amazon.
In the Huffington Post, Joseph V. Micallef delves into the history of Valle de Guadalupe, and how it has become Mexico’s center of fine wine production.
In Wine Spectator, James Laube remembers Debbie Lewis.
Nick Hines dishes out the problems with celebrity wine in VinePair.
Chuck Hayward on Clare Valley Riesling in Wine & Spirits Magazine.
In Palate Press, Roger Morris gives “9 Reasons Merlot Will Rule the World.”