In Decanter, Yohan Castaing reflects on how the concept of terroir-focused Champagne, heralded by independent growers and once considered a modish and fleeting trend, has in fact ushered in a new dawn.
Davide Bortone remembers Luciano Sandrone, “one of Piedmont’s great winemakers” in Wine-Searcher. “Throughout his lifetime, Sandrone was a master at interpreting the liquid jewels of Piedmont’s Langhe region, focusing on Nebbiolo, but not disdaining to make wine from either Dolcetto or Barbera d’Alba. Italy and the international wine community will mourn the loss of a winemaker who helped ensure Barolo maintained its status as Italy’s King of Wines.”
Walter Speller also pays tribute to Luciano Sandrone, who died last week at the age of 76, on JancisRobinson.com.
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley looks at how inflation is affecting by-the-glass wine prices in the Bay Area.
The renowned To Kalon vineyard has achieved organic certification through California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), the first organic certifying agency in the U.S.
In the Buyer, Angela Oemcke explores the sustainable wave of winemaking in Australia’s Margaret River.
In the Guardian, Francesca Carington on the environmental benefits of canned wine.
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