“For an emerging wine region, how does one go about figuring out its identity? Respecting the alchemy of terroir and grape varieties is obviously paramount, but how much do trends dictate the varieties, the styles, or even the practices of up-and-coming AVAs, and possibly define a region?” Shana Clarke explores the answers in VinePair.
In Club Oenologique, Jim Clarke explores Niagara’s Inniskillin winery. “Forty years ago Donald Ziraldo and Austrian-born Karl Kaiser, the founders of Inniskillin on Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula, took their first shot at making Icewine – an attempt that failed when starlings devoured the entire crop. Protective netting made the next harvest a success, and Inniskillin has gone on to define Canadian Icewine.”
In the Drinks Business, Patrick Schmitt reports on a how a Syrian wine producer is dealing with rampant inflation and deadly earthquakes.
Kathleen Willcox delves into California’s Sauvignon Blanc revolution in Wine-Searcher.
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on major acquisitions made by Napa Valley’s Eisele Vineyard and Sonoma County’s DuMol Winery this week.
Emily Cappiello explores food and sake pairings in Wine Enthusiast.
In Condé Nast Traveler, Eliza Dumais talks to natural wine importer Jenny Lefcourt about the importance of visiting the vineyards she works with.
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