According to Virginie Boone in Wine Enthusiast, the traditional tasting room is dead. “Many of Napa Valley’s 3.5 million yearly visitors appear to want different things out of a winery experience than in days of old: More sit-down tastings, food pairings and places to hang out and Instagram their day. That’s not to mention more of a sense of belonging.”
Wired tests out the Coravin Model Eleven. “All told, the Model Eleven is clearly the best Coravin to hit the market to date. The catch is that this will cost you one thousand dollars…”
Stephen Tanzer offers his notes on 2017 White Burgundy in Vinous. “These are pure, easygoing, fruit-driven wines of considerable charm, and a good number of them are more serious than that.”
In the Los Angeles Times, John Henderson explores how Georgia’s centuries-old wine tradition is bringing new appeal to the republic.
Grape Collective talks to Chateau Grand Traverse’s Eddie O’Keefe about the challenges and triumphs of Michigan Riesling.
In Wine-Searcher, Vicki Denig chats with Chris Santini about his life as an American winemaker in Burgundy.
In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre on the staying power of canned wine.
Ellie Douglas reports on the beginning of the 2018 English wine harvest in Decanter.
Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2018/09/daily-wine-news-tasting-rooms/