Daily Wine News: The Unfamiliar

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-06-2012

The Douro.

“It could be argued that in a wine world dominated by plantings of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Portugal now has a real point of difference with which to market its wines: its indigenous grape varieties.” In the Wall Street Journal Europe, Will Lyons explores the wines of Portugal.

In his latest column, Dan Berger contends that the Willamette Valley’s white wines “are at least as good as are the reds, and deserve equal accolades.”

Fred Swan explores the terroir of the Russian River Valley by visiting Lost Canyon Winery.

Decanter.com reports: “China’s oldest wine company’ Changyu Pioneer Wine Co, has announced it is to build a ‘wine city’ in Shandong province.”

Last week, Christy Canterbury reports in Wine Enthusiast, “Etienne de Montille purchased the Château de Puligny-Montrachet.” De Montille had been overseeing production at the Château since 2002.

Earlier this week,  the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau unveiled its new, simpler, wine label approval process.
Steve Heimoff admits that he’s “not… a fan of California rosé.”

In Washington, according to Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman of Wine Press Northwest, “growers and winemakers continue to find exciting new areas to grow” Riesling.

According to Tyler Colman, Drops of God makes for a great beach read.

Comments (1)

  1. That’s good news about awards stickers from TTB. I’ve wanted to include those on bottles but didn’t because of the COLA issues. And moving some of the text around on an already approved label without resubmitting is a big help too.