In the New York Times, Eric Asimov highlights boxed wines made by thoughtful winemakers who are motivated by environmental concerns. “Bag-in-box is not appropriate for all wines. Unlike bottles, which are impervious to air, bag-in-box is permeable, so it’s not good for wines intended for aging more than a year or so. But for those intended for early consumption — the vast majority of wines produced — boxes are great.”
Broc Cellars, the popular natural winery in Berkeley, has purchased its first vineyard — making it one of the rare small, independent wine producers to own its own land, reports Esther Mobley in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Following a month of tastings, and ahead of the much-anticipated Primeurs release campaign, Decanter’s Bordeaux correspondent Georgie Hindle presents a first look at the latest vintage in which many wines defy expectations considering the unprecedented hot and dry conditions of the year.
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague on what you should consider before buying a birth-year wine.
“The future is Beaujolais,” says Neal Martin in his exploration of the region’s 2020-2022 releases in Vinous.
In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray looks at the cracks emerging in the three-tier system.
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