Sancerre and its crisp whites seem to steal the spotlight in the Loire, despite there being plenty of wines to love from the region. David Kermode ponders why that is in Club Oenologique. “Sancerre’s fellow appellations in the Centre-Loire produce very similar wines, from (mostly) the same grape varieties, without enjoying anything remotely like the same level of fame. To them, it must seem unfair and it is unfair. So what is the secret of Sancerre?”
A difficult growing season for the 2021 vintage in Burgundy yielded a small crop of Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, but the best are ripe, balanced and elegant, says Bruce Sanderson in Wine Spectator.
In the New York Times, Eric Asimov explores the 2021 German vintage, of which he’s particularly interested in “because it allowed growers to make some beautiful, lightly sweet kabinett rieslings, a lacy style that has been difficult to achieve for most of the 21st century because of climate change.”
Despite its lower yields, the Wente Chardonnay clone’s fruit-laden concentration has made it the king of California Chardonnay—with some help from key winemaking figures. Laura Burgess exports its impact in SevenFifty Daily.
Christy Frank has written “The 3000 Word Silicon Valley Bank Explainer That No One Asked For.”
Axel Heinz – one of Italy’s most celebrated winemakers – is stepping down from his role at Super-Tuscan wine brands Ornellaia and Masseto to take on new challenges in France, Filippo Bartolotta reports in the Drinks Business.
In Esquire, Kevin Sintumuang explores natural wine bars around the country.
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