In the New York Times, Eric Asimov looks at how sherry producers are using older methods and forgotten grapes to reveal the magic of the wine’s terroir and tradition. “In sherry country…history was ignored for decades as the sherry business grew and consolidated, focusing on inexpensive, mass-market bottles primarily for foreign markets,” he writes. “But in the last decade or so, a small group of winemakers have focused intently on the region’s past. They have re-examined the terroirs, rediscovered long-lost grapes that were nearly extinct and resurrected unfortified styles that had largely disappeared. In short: They are producing some of the most exciting wines in the world.”
In Wine-Searcher, Kathleen Willcox looks at why female and BIPOC corporate stars are turning to wine education to help break the glass ceiling.
Thieves recently stole $700,000 worth of wine from Lincoln Fine Wines in Los Angeles store by cutting a hole in the ceiling above its cellar, with some of the stolen bottles costing over $5,000 a piece.
Flooding in central Chile has left vineyards underwater, and a red alert has been issued in some areas of the country, with Maule and Bíobío among the regions affected, reports the Drinks Business.
In the Wine Independent, R.H. Drexel visits the Sea Smoke estate in the Sta. Rita Hills. “It’s a sprawling estate—1,100 acres—but only 170 of those are planted to vines. The balance of the land is a beguiling mix of organic apple orchards (the apples are sold for cider), cattle grazing land, forests, an idyllic pond, and fields of organically grown hay.”
Wine Enthusiast highlights low-alcohol wines to drink this summer.
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