Three of Brazil’s biggest wineries have been suspended by ApexBrasil, the government Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, following an operation to rescue over 200 workers from what were described as “conditions analogous to slavery.” The story could affect Brazil’s ambition to boost wine exports. Alexandra Corvo and Robert Joseph report in Meininger’s.
Following the news, the Brazilian Church released a statement affirming that wines made by manufacturers which violate “the respect to human dignity” must not be chosen as sacramental wines.
Nat Sellars explores the limitations of the language of wine in Wine-Searcher. “The manner of how various fruits and vegetables are consumed can also drastically differ around the world, rendering generic terms on a tasting note or on the back of a bottle meaningless. Take a tomato, Taylor explains. “Is it fresh? Is it sun dried? Is it overripe? Is it green? Is it tomato leaf? Is it tomato skin? And that’s just one fruit or vegetable.””
Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth checks in with Robert Mondavi Winery, where new winemaker Sally Johnson Blum brings decades of experience from Pride Mountain and St. Francis, while new vineyard manager Blake Wood has already worked with Beckstoffer’s section of To Kalon.
A finance package expected to total more than €50m and including a portion of state aid has been agreed to help the Bordeaux region’s wine industry pull up vineyards, as part of efforts to cut overproduction. Chris Mercer has the details in Decanter.
In Wine Enthusiast, Julie H. Case on the importance of drinking orange wine at the right temperature — not too cold.
In Condé Nast Traveler, David Amsden explores California’s Santa Ynez Wine Country.
In the World of Fine Wine, Ken Gargett makes the case for the singular appeal of the long-lived dry Semillons of the Hunter Valley.
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