Posted by Wine News | Posted on 01-06-2017| Posted in
In Decanter, Jane Anson on why a decline in soil health should worry all wine lovers. “‘When we started out, no wineries were willing to spend the money on something so invisible as the soil. They preferred to invest in big name flying winemakers. But the proof comes through in the wine’.”
American billionaire Stan Kroenke, owner of Screaming Eagle and majority shareholder in Arsenal football club, has bought historic Burgundy estate Bonneau du Martray.
In advance of National Cassoulet Day (Jan. 9), Tom Natan delves into the history of the dish, and its connection to the wines from the Languedoc on the blog for First Vine.
Dwight Furrow considers the role of creativity in winemaking in Three Quarks Daily. “It has become popular among winemakers to be modest about their contribution to the final product…basically their idea is just don’t screw up the grapes and let them express themselves. But I’m not at all persuaded…”
Master Sommelier Damon Ornowski, who lives in Colorado, suffered severe injuries while on a cross-country adventure. If you can, please consider donating to help cover his medical expenses on his GoFundMe page.
“Emirates has invested $500 million to build a ‘Fort Knox’ of wine,” reports Bloomberg.
In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter chats with Rosemary Cakebread.
Wine Enthusiast rounds up recommendations for a mixed case of low alcohol wines.