Posted by Wine News | Posted on 09-15-2017| Posted in
In the New York Times, Eric Asimov hits the Oregon wine trail. “But after spending 10 days here in late July… I can’t help but conclude that Oregon is right now the single most exciting winemaking area in the United States.”
Has Paris lost its taste for Champagne? Aaron Ayscough explores the answer in the Financial Times. “Even as demand continues to grow for high-end, vintage-dated “prestige cuvée” champagnes in luxury markets in the US and the United Arab Emirates, French consumers are showing interest in low-cost alternatives… In Paris, France’s age-old love affair with champagne goes unrequited for all but the wealthy.”
Drinking Champagne out of a flute is like “going to a concert with ear plugs,” says Krug’s CEO Maggie Henriquez, who shares her disdain for flutes with the Drinks Business.
In Decanter, Jane Anson looks at what’s been happening on the English Pinot Noir scene, and whether Burgundy should be worried.
In Wine Enthusiast, Christina Jackson enjoys the rise of cat cafés that serve wine.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague recommends 15 wines under $15. (subscription req.)
In Vinous, Ian D’Agata shares him impressions of the 2016 Sicilian vintage, and explores Sicily’s terroir.
W. Blake Gray offers an update on the Chinese wine market on his blog.