“Last week, Terroir Life sold Qupé to Vintage Wine Estates, a fast-growing wine company based in Sonoma County,” reports W. Blake Gray in Wine-Searcher. “Importantly, Vintage Wine Estates CEO Pat Roney told Wine-Searcher he plans to keep Qupé founder Bob Lindquist as winemaker.”
Archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year old bronze pot containing rice wine in China. Katherine Hignett shares the details in Newsweek.
In Wines & Vines, Stacy Briscoe reports on Ashes & Diamond in Napa. “In 2013, Kashy Khaledi, founder and owner of Ashes & Diamonds, left his 20-plus-year career as a creative executive in the music industry in Los Angeles to pursue a latent desire to make his impact in the world of wine.”
In OZY, Joanna Lobo visits Seppelstfield Winery in South Australia, home to the “longest unbroken lineage of single vintage wines in the world.”
Despite adverse weather towards the end of the season, the Languedoc harvest was “excellent with a good quality crops, bringing 2018 in line with previous years and the promise of a great vintage,” the consortium told the Drinks Business.
Tyler Colman teases a preview of Reboule du Rhone, which is back for a second edition.
In Grape Collective, Lisa Denning chats with Elia Pellegrini about his transition from soccer to wine and about how his family’s winery distinguishes itself from other Super Tuscan producers.
In SevenFifty Daily, Betsy Andrews profiles sommelier Belinda Chang.
Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2018/11/daily-wine-news-californias-qupe-sold/