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Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog » Daily Wine News: Hybrid Movement

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-12-2018

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In SevenFifty Daily, Peter Weltman looks at the group of American winemakers pioneering non-vinifera wines. “Because the attention paid to hybrid varieties has yet to reach a critical mass, it’s difficult to characterize winemaking with these grapes as a bona fide movement. And yet it’s the most essential work happening today on the path toward defining truly American wines.”

Wine Spectator announces a few changes in California wine reviewers. James Laube is stepping back from reviewing new releases, and Kim Marcus has been appointed lead taster for the state’s Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, and senior editor James Molesworth will become lead taster for Cabernet Sauvignon.

Esquire reports that Barack Obama has resurfaced to talk about wine—specifically, urging Portuguese winemakers to adopt and share climate-friendly practices.

Well that was quick. On Tuesday, it was announced that Lot18 was launching a line of wines inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale. Less than 24 hours later the line of wines was cancelled. “Social media backlash immediately followed the wine’s announcement, and this seems to have been the driving force behind the wine’s cancellation.”

Liv-ex provides a report on Burgundy prices. “Over a one year period, it has vastly outperformed all other regions. The Burgundy 150 Index, which tracks prices for 15 top wines from the region, is up 23.7% over 12 months and 10.7% year to date.”

On JancisRobinson.com, Elaine Chukan Brown presents the first in a three-part assessment of the impact of wildfires on the California wine industry.

Peter Mitham reports on the effects of Nova Scotia’s recent frost on the wine region in Wines & Vines.

In Wine Enthusiast, Marshall Tilden III recommends a few summer reds for when you’re sick of rosé.

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