In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on the conflicts between grape growers and wineries over how to handle grapes affected by wildfire smoke. “More to the point: How can wineries share the burden of collateral wildfire damage with their farming partners?… Should the inevitability of intermittent damage be factored into every year’s grape prices?”
UC Davis tackles the topic of smoke taint in wine in a recent episode of the Three-Minute Egghead podcast titled “Wine County Wildfires Leave Questions for Vintners.”
Karen Moneymaker reconsiders her relationship with Napa Valley Cabernet in Wine & Spirits Magazine. “…I came face to-face with wines that both supported and shattered my bias against Napa Valley cabernet. So I decided to drive north and test some theories about what was going on in the vineyards, wineries and minds of the winemakers behind the wines that made me do a double take.”
James Lawrence looks at how the use of hybrids in France could change the viticultural landscape in Wine-Searcher.
In Decanter, Andrew Jefford continues to explore the wines of Roussillon.
Grape Collective catches up with Chiara De Iulis Pepe, the fifth generation at the Abruzzo winery Emidio Pepe, about the story of her grandfather Emidio and the family’s artisanal approach to winemaking.
In Forbes, Tom Hyland offers his thoughts on Brunello di Montalcino.
Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2018/10/daily-wine-news-smoke-taint-debate/