In Wine-Searcher, Kathleen Willcox looks at how winemakers are making affordable, versatile Zinfandel wines to tempt young people into drinking wine. “Zinfandel’s newfound light side comes courtesy of vintners, who have been transforming their production practices. It’s not all new oak anymore…Moderately priced, capable of presenting as lush or restrained, sustainably farmed, poised to weather climate change better than most – and in possession of a rollicking backstory – it is surely better positioned to do so than many of its more respected and pricey peers.”
When we taste wine, how accurate are our perceptions? Jamie Goode delves into the science of professional wine tasting.
In Club Oenologique, Jane Anson explores top Bordeaux blends outside of Bordeaux.
Thanks to convoluted, often contradictory state laws, consumers in many parts of the country cannot receive shipments of wines they’d like to buy. The Wall Street Journal’s Lettie Teague explains why that is.
In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre reports on the movement to make wine vocabulary less Eurocentric.
KQED explores how Mexican-American winemakers are reshaping California’s wine industry.
“Just a few minutes’ drive from the wine-centric amenities of St. Helena, Napa’s highly acclaimed Juslyn Vineyards is for sale, offering a sprawling estate of nearly 45 acres priced at $35 million,” reports SF Gate.
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