In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy says it’s time to move on from prosecco to what’s next: “under-the-radar, world-class bubblies from Northern Italy’s Franciacorta and Trentino regions.”
Spain’s Bodegas Valdemar is spending $18 million to develop a winery and vineyard in Walla Walla, reports Peter Mitham in Wines & Vines.
In Wine-Searcher, Château Lafleur’s Omri Ram gives his thoughts on the estate, recent vintages and Bordeaux prices.
In SevenFifty Daily, Amanda Barnes highlights five South American grape varieties on the rise.
“To dedicate oneself to winemaking is to potentially have walked into a life-long vocation. It is impossible to master wine in one’s lifetime; a seemingly countless number of grape varieties, an infinite number of potential winegrowing sites, unimaginable terroirs that have yet to be discovered; the opportunities are endless.” Paul Hobbs reflects on his years as a winemaker, and how his 40 years of experience led to the Nathan Coombs estate.
In Decanter, Jane Anson talks to Château Palmer’s Thomas Duroux about converting the Margaux estate to biodynamics and about his quest for quality. (subscription req.)
Travel + Leisure suggests a shortlist of wine regions to visit in 2019.
Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2018/12/daily-wine-news-better-bubbly/