Oversea buyers are flocking to South Africa, reports Louise Hurren in Wine-Searcher. “…around one fifth of South Africa’s wineries are foreign-owned, and the last five years have seen a flurry of foreign investor activity.”
Felicity Carter also offers some insight into South Africa’s restorative wine tourism industry in Meininger’s.
“Drought and heat stress prevailed and the vines, anxious, failed to expand. Thick skins, small berries, and low yields ensued, presaging an extremely early harvest. If it all sounds a little like 2003, that is because, in a sense, it was all a little like 2003. But not quite the same… So why are the resulting wines so much more succulent, so balanced and so elegant?” In the World of Fine Wine, Simon Field reports on the Bordeaux 2022 vintage.
In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Joshua Greene explores the beauty of blaufränkisch.
In Decanter, Alejandro Iglesias offers an update on Argentina’s 2023 harvest.
In VinePair, Noah Lederman chats with retired Husch Vineyards’ Michael J. Martin about his thoughts on growing grapes on Mars and his go-to drink pre-liftoff.
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen highlight Pinot Noirs from Sonoma County in the Robb Report.
Source : https://www.terroirist.com/daily-wine-news-south-africa-soars/