In the New York Times, Eric Asimov reports on Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, to be argued before the United States Supreme Court, who will consider whether states can prohibit retail wine shops from shipping to consumers in another state.
“The Japanese wine industry is maturing… That’s led the government to take the first steps toward a true appellation system, noting on labels where grapes were grown. But that’s created a challenge for wineries, because most don’t own vineyards and many source fruit from multiple regions.” In Wine Spectator, Julian Littler reports on the impacts of new rules created for an appellation system for Japan’s growing wine industry.
In Vinous, Neal Martin calls 2017 burgundy a “modern classic.”
On JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming MW explores how producers persuade us to drink their wine.
Jane Anson considers whether acacia wine barrels are the future for white wine in Decanter. (subscription req.)
In Wine Enthusiast, Anna Archibald looks at how a handful of wine shops are reinventing wine retail style with innovative design.
“This time of year is a very underrated period for winery visits. I love seeing the bare, leafless vines and the beginnings of cover crop between them. I love the cool, gray weather. And I love how quiet and peaceful it feels in California wine regions during this offseason,” says Esther Mobley in the San Francisco Chronicle. “That’s a flowery way of saying that there’s no bad time of year to visit Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Paso Robles, Monterey or any of our state’s other wine destinations.”
Grape Collective talks with Marilisa Allegrini about how she and her brother continue to combine tradition with innovation, inspired by their father’s vision for the winery.
Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2019/01/daily-wine-news-tennessee-wine-and-spirits-retailers-association-v-blair/