Jon Bonné follows up on his recent column on winegrower Tegan Passalacqua – with a great blog post on Passalacqua’s winemaking philosophy. One influence for Passalacqua? South Africa’s Swartland Independent, which “aims to raise awareness of that emerging region of South Africa by making wines with minimal additions and manipulations.”
“We don’t drink enough sweet wines.” So concludes Dave McIntyre, in his latest Washington Post column.
“It’s still only February, but a little Torrontes goes a long way towards making it seem like spring.” On the Wall Street Journal’s wine blog, Lettie Teague reports on the efforts of Nick Ramkowksy, owner of the California-based Vine Connections, to popularize Torrentest in the United States.
Wines & Vines digs into the recent report on the growth of Virginia’s wine industry.
W. Blake Gray reports on the news that the EU has ruled that “organic wine” can contain sulfites.