Daily Wine News: Best Wine Books 2018

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In the New York Times, Eric Asimov highlights the Best Wine Books of 2018. “Why does this wine taste as it does? What makes a bottle great? Or flawed? Can a glass still surprise us? What makes some grapes well-accepted and others not? This year’s crop of excellent new wine books was particularly contemplative.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley looks at the feud breaking out in the wine community over a recent Daily Beast article that featured a conversation between sommeliers Jordan Salcito and Bobby Stuckey. “The charge, in short, is that the younger set of somms isn’t taking the profession seriously as a craft. Stuckey’s mic drop: “The natural wine movement is the Fox News of wine.” Unsurprisingly, reactions have been strong.”

“Slow fermentations are in fact having something of a moment,” says Jane Anson after her visit to Arista Winery in Sonoma County in Decanter.

What’s behind your inflight wine list? Lauren Mowery investigates in Wine Enthusiast.

In Condé Nast Traveler, Krisanne Fordham on the appeal of wine cruises.

Tom Wark digs into “the ugly truth about wine retailers.”

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague explores the Langhe in the first of a three-part series on wines in Italy’s Piedmont. (subscription req.)

James Lawrence reports that Oregon Cabernet is on the rise in Harpers UK.


Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2018/11/daily-wine-news-best-wine-books-2018/