In Wine Enthusiast, Christina Pickard says it’s a new era for Australian Grenache: “…its place in Aussie wine has become undeniable. Its story, however, is still being written.”
Should winemakers have to make styles they don’t personally like (such as buttery Chardonnay), if there is consumer demand for them? In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph gives his opinion. “You and I may not choose to buy and drink them, but other people may have quite different tastes – and be none the worse for that.”
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague explores the “highly drinkable” white wines of Sicily. (subscription req.)
In Decanter, Jane Anson reports from an exclusive visit to newly launched Domaine de Long Dai and gives the inside story on how the owner of Château Lafite Rothschild created its first Chinese winery. (subscription req.)
Ian D’Agata offers notes on Soave and the still white wines of the Veneto in Vinous.
“Napa Valley Vintners announced this week that it is the first North American wine region to sign on to the Porto Protocol,” reports W. Blake Gray, who calls the move a greenwash in Wine-Searcher.
Michael Alberty highlights a few canned wines from Oregon in the Oregonian.
Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2019/07/daily-wine-news-australian-grenache/