Tim Atkin reports on the renewed interest in Peruvian wine. “Peru is the oldest wine-producing nation in the New World, with a culture that dates back to the early 16th century. The first vines were planted in 1539 by the Spanish colonisers. Twenty five years later, Peru had 40,000 hectares…Pisco remained the focus of the booze industry, however. Even today, the biggest wineries – Tabernero, Tacama, Santiago Queirolo – see wine as a secondary product, at least in terms of profitability. Good wines were certainly made in the past…but the modern Peruvian wine scene is only really a decade old.”
The wine world has traditionally been slow to exploit technical innovation. Could Web 3 provide a forum for wine lovers to share their passion more widely, while also aiding the battle against counterfeits? Richard Hemming investigates in Club Oenologique.
Alder Yarrow reflects back on 60 years of Ridge Vineyards. Winemaker Paul “Draper’s legacy as one of California’s greatest winemakers remains unassailable, and the culture of excellence that he and the rest of the team at Ridge have built continues to result in world-class wines, even in the face of considerable adversity. A sixty-year track record of extraordinary wines made with integrity and vision suggests that if any winery might continue to triumph in the face of whatever the future brings, it might be Ridge.”
In Wine Enthusiast, Adam McHugh pens a personal essay about grieving and healing in Santa Ynez Valley.
In the World of Fine Wine, Chloe Ashton explores how Krug Champagne is taking tradition into the future.
In VinePair, Katie Brown recommends Champagnes for New Year’s.
Natalie Earl highlights Champagne alternatives in Decanter.
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