Alfonso Cevola poses a question: “So, what if the Italian winemakers have, with all their energy (male and female) in the last 60 or so years, created a model where they no longer need to mimic to please, but in which the world now spins on their axis?”
“Overall, I believe that globalisation has been good for the wine industry as well as for consumers. For all the complaints about homogenised flavours and the “recipes” used by certain international consultants, we have benefited from the exchange of ideas and cultures,” says Tim Atkin.
In Wine Spectator, Alison Napjus remembers Leonildo Pieropan. “He also looked for opportunities to innovate without losing the spirit of Soave. In 1971, under his direction, the winery produced the first single-vineyard bottling of Soave, sourcing from the Calvarino vineyard. It was a bold step at a time when Italian white wine in general, let alone cru bottlings, received little critical regard.”
Andrew Jefford attends a 30-vintage vertical tasting of Daumus Gassac wines and shares his thoughts in Decanter. “The white Mas de Daumas, by contrast, is perhaps best seen as a kind of liquid novel: a pure work of the imagination rendered physical and poured into bottles rather than across paper pages.”
In Eater, Pat Thomson talks to Burgundy vigneron Jean-Marc Roulot about his role in the film, Back to Burgundy.
Wine Enthusiast profiles four winemakers taking their organic, biodynamic and sustainable practices beyond their wineries.
Tom Wark offers a few more reasons to think cannabis will hurt wine sales.
New research from Euromonitor shows that the use of screwcaps is rising — including in Europe, reports Meininger’s.
Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2018/04/daily-wine-news-an-evolving-wine-world/