In Wine-Searcher, Vicki Denig looks at how the rosé boom is opening a door for Clairet. “The wine is a gorgeously-hued, happy-medium between pink sippers and light-reds, both of which garner a large following. Wouldn’t it seem that Clairet fits not just a niche, but rather, two pretty prominent, consumer markets?”
Wine Enthusiast reports on the threat of the Mendocino Complex Fires. “Vineyards and wineries have been spared from direct damage…but the possibility of smoke taint on the grapes now ripening hangs in the air.”
In Wine Spectator, James Molesworth on the elegance of the 2016 Northern Rhône reds at Delas.
Josh Raynolds on the 2016 Gigondas vintage in Vinous: “Perhaps most importantly to the majority of wine drinkers is that the ‘16s will likely be enjoyable throughout their lives while the ‘15s really deserve – if not require – patience.”
“Archaeologists in the Israeli town of Gedera have discovered a third century A.D. pottery workshop, which produced ceramic vessels for the storage and transportation of wine.” VinePair reports on the discovery.
The New York Times highlights four wineries that are bringing new energy and new design to Napa Valley.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague explores pairing wine with various vegetables. (subscription req.)
In Forbes, Sylvie Bigar sings the praises of Swiss wine.
Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2018/08/daily-wine-news-time-for-clairet/