Daily Wine News: Buckets of Rain

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-14-2011

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Quarts de Chaume in Anjou is poised to become the Loire’s first Grand Cru.

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is severing its investment ties with the vineyard management firm pushing to convert 1,769-acres in northwestern Sonoma County to a vineyard. This could put the project at risk.

Alder Yarrow provides an update on the 2011 Harvest on the West Coast. The assessment comes courtesy of some of today’s hottest wine names, including Duane Hoff of Fantesca Estate, Duncan Meyers of Arnot-Roberts, Andy Peay, Jamie Kutch, Paul Roberts of Bond Estate, and Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyards.

Meanwhile, on the East Coast, this year’s harvest “will ‘separate the men from the boys’ and reveal those winemakers and vineyard managers who have really learned their craft.”

In the Oregonian, an extensive update on harvest conditions in the Willamette Valley.

“Hipster sommeliers around the country are putting orange wines on their lists.”

Yesterday, I highlighted a great op-ed from Sarah Longwell of the American Beverage Institute explaining how even though the Great Experiment ended nearly 80 years ago, “prohibitionists are alive and well today.”

A reminder: Terroirist is giving away two pairs of tickets to Wine Riot DC on October 22.

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