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Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog » Daily Wine News: Colorado Wine

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-03-2018

Vineyards beneath the palisades in Palisade, Colorado.

Vineyards beneath the palisades in Palisade, Colorado.

Alder Yarrow explores Colorado wine. “Now the idea of Colorado wine is not only plausible, it’s quite intriguing… Today, Colorado boasts more than 120 vineyards with 1000 acres of vines spread across several key winemaking regions and two official American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). More than 88% of the vines are in the high plateaus of Mesa County, which borders Utah in the western part of the state, but wine is now made in more than 9 different areas of the state.”

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford tastes his way through the latest wines that Georgia has to offer.

In Wine-Searcher, Margaret Rand delves into why lower prices are expected for Bordeaux’s 2017 vintage. “The reason he believes that price reductions are needed is not because the 2017 vintage is not good…It’s also not because the market is weak at the moment: on the contrary, people are buying, and wines are moving.”

James Molesworth reports from France on the 2017 vintage Bordeaux barrel tastings. According to Molesworth in Wine Spectator, Châteaus Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion are early contenders in 2017.

In Wine Enthusiast, Nils Bernstein talks to sommelier and journalist Maryse Chevriere, founder of the @freshcutgardenhose Instagram account, about her illustrated tasting notes.

“Almost 400 hectolitres of wine from Margaux third growth Château Giscours has reportedly been seized under suspicion that part of it was illegally chaptalised,” reports the Drinks Business.

In SevenFifty Daily, Kathleen Willcox shores how the Chicago-based importer Cream Wine Company has built a profitable business on sustainability and quality.

Alice Feiring talks to Nicolas Joly about sulfur and the term “natural wine.”

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