Daily Wine News: Romanian Wine

In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman looks at how far Romania’s wines have come.”…the country’s wine production – and attitude to tourism – is markedly different: which should help its blossoming wine industry. Despite the relative lack of foreign tourists, the wine industry is maturing: wine production is getting cleaner and many wine regions are now ready to welcome tourists…Another plus is that producers are focusing more on “high-quality wines from local grape varieties”, according to Caroline Gilby.”

“The wine company co-founded by Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Francisco billionaire Gordon Getty just acquired a major Napa vineyard for $14.5 million,” reports Esther Mobley in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Oso Vineyard, located in a fast-changing area called Pope Valley, is the newest property in the PlumpJack Collection of Wineries, a group that includes the Napa wineries PlumpJack Estate, Odette Estate and Cade Estate. The group has purchased Oso from Michael Mondavi Family Estate, which had owned the 129-acre vineyard since 2006.”

The EPI group’s three champagne houses (the Heidsiecks etc.) have just become the first in Champagne to be certified as B Corps. Jancis Robinson explains what that means.

In VinePair, Evan Rail reports on the business behind sherry barrel-aging.

In the Robb Report, Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen highlight white wines meant to be aged.

In Tasting Table, a beginner’s guide to Hungarian wine.

In the Seattle Times, wine columnist Andy Perdue contemplates the wines he’d like to have if he were stranded.

Source : https://www.terroirist.com/daily-wine-news-romanian-wine/