Some wines impress with their power and concentration, others find other ways to beguile. In the World of Fine Wine, Ch’ng Poh Tiong makes the case for charm in wine. “Impressive wines tend to power and concentration. People who are so vinously moved gravitate to the same in other kinds: powerful, wealthy, people; big, chunky cars; careers defined by uber-salaries; and, noisy, pompous wine critics. Charming wines are never in our face. There is a mystery to their persuasion. The ones who are charmed are happy to be mystified, to leave an element of the unknown to the inexplicable, to never need to be in charge or have to know everything. We enjoy being baffled.”
There’s a lot to love about Bordeaux’s 2022 vintage, but the acid levels offer more questions than answers, says Oliver Styles in Wine-Searcher.
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Jess Lander and Esther Mobley reports on the troubling questions being raised after fine-wine reseller Underground Cellar abruptly closed.
Why is it so hard to find Swiss wine stateside? Olivia White goes looking for answers in VinePair.
Marchesi Antinori, one of the oldest Italian family-owned fine wine producers; and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the largest winery in the Pacific Northwest and among the largest premium wineries in the U.S.; have announced that Marchesi Antinori will take over full ownership of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars after 16 years of collaboration.
Bloomberg’s Elin McCoy says Paso Robles is California’s new winemaking hot spot.
Researchers have discovered the importance of surfactants for bubbles in sparkling wine. Louis Thomas reports on the details in the Drinks Business.
Source : https://www.terroirist.com/daily-wine-news-charm-offensive/