Daily Wine News: Boom Varietal

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-13-2011

Terroir Tribeca.

New York’s Terroir wine bar – which now has three locations – could be aiming for world domination.

In the New York Times, a proper obituary of wine writer Robert Finigan.

Elsewhere in the New York Times, a piece on the increasing number of so-called premium boxed wines – with a look at the marketing efforts of Black Box.

Tyler Colman (aka Dr. Vino) offers his thoughts on the situation with Loire Valley winemaker Olivier Cousin, who is facing a large fine and possible imprisonment for upsetting the French wine authorities.

In Wine Enthusiast, Steve Heimoff explains why he thinks “Syrah may be poised for a comeback.”

As demand for Australian wine continues to decline in the United States and Britain, the Australian wine industry has intensified its efforts to win Chinese buyers.

Mike Veseth reports back from the world premier of Boom Varietal, a documentary about the Malbec boom.

Comments (4)

  1. Too bad they use the word “varietal” incorrectly…

  2. Seems OK to everyone else it appears:
    http://www.Merriam-Webster.com
    Definition of VARIETAL
    1: of, relating to, or characterizing a variety ; also : being a variety in distinction from an individual or species
    2: of, relating to, or producing a varietal

  3. You’re missing the important “adj \və-ˈrī-ə-təl\” part of the definition. Varietal is an adjective used to describe a variety (n). Malbec is a variety (actually it is a cultivar, but that battle is more than lost) not a varietal. A wine made from 100% malbec is a varietal wine. Just because everyone else uses the word incorrectly, doesn’t mean you use it correctly… I like the idea of the documentary, by the way. Can’t wait to see it!

  4. ‘Boom Varietal’ was also chosen because it is understood in Spanish. Sometimes words are larger than than their technical definitions especially as used in an evocative title like this one. Glad you are looking forward to seeing the film and hope you like it!