“Has quality moved on since the heady days of the 1960s and ’70s, or even since the ’40s and ’50s, whose rare wines are still legends?” In Decanter, Hugh Johnson considers whether wine quality has improved over the years.
In Punch, Zachary Sussman goes behind the scenes at Frasca Food & Wine, where Bobby Stuckey, Carlin Karr and Matthew Mather oversee one of the country’s most iconic wine programs.
Wine Enthusiast talks to Jo Ahearne, MW about how she ended up making wine on the small island of Hvar off the coast of Croatia.
In VinePair, Jamie Goode delves into wild fermentation. “The wine world is rarely completely black and white, and the topic of wild versus cultured yeasts illustrates this well. Yeasts, cultured and natural, are part of the winemaking toolkit, and it’s up to every winemaker to decide what fits his or her intentions best.”
Mike Veseth, the wine economist, takes a closer look at the 2018 State of the Industry report recently released by Silicon Valley Bank.
California grapegrowers aren’t the only group to have problems finding vineyard workers, reports Linda Jones McKee in Wines & Vines. Virginia shares the problem, too.
According to the Drinks Business, New Zealand has retained its position as the third most valuable wine import in the US, after Italy and France, having achieved a 6% increase in the value of its imports into the country in 2017.
In SevenFifty Daily, Gordon Little makes a case for Australian wine.
Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2018/02/daily-wine-news-considering-quality/