“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.”
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.
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.