Daily Wine News: Lighten Up

Argentina’s high-altitude wines have captured imaginations. But there’s more to the country’s modern wine evolution than dizzying heights, says Alistair Cooper in Club Oenologique, who explores how perceptions of oak usage have changed among winemakers.

According to Margaret Rand in Wine-Searcher, merchants are not happy with Bordeaux’s En Primeur campaign this year. “Prices were up on average just under 15 percent, but for the top châteaux they were up 20-40 percent. Collectors who buy every year bought again this year – but there were fewer of them, and many of them bought less wine. Some wines seem to have been a particular struggle…”

Jamie Goode highlights the organic and regenerative farming practiced by Steve and Jill Matthiasson, and how it affects their wines.

Jancis Robinson profiles Barbara Banke, widow of Jess Jackson, and the Jackson family’s winemaking empire.

Grape Collective chats with Karlen Manasserian of Tushpa Winery about the rebirth of Armenian wine.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre looks at how a late spring frost affected Finger Lakes winemakers this year.

Chianti Classico’s Unità Geografiche Aggiuntive (UGA), which divide the classic Tuscan denomination into 11 specific and officially delimited production areas, have been approved for use on Gran Selezione labels, reports Marisa Finetti in Decanter.

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