In Wine Enthusiast, Sara Ventiera reports on how approaches to pruning vines have evolved. “Starting in the 1960s and 1970s, when tractors were widely adopted by the industry, wine growers began to focus on fitting vines into tighter, easier-to-manage rows through pruning. To keep these natural climbers contained in their designated spaces, vineyard workers often make large return cuts. But 15 years later—when vines should be reaching their peak—grape yields often start to drop and, eventually, the vines are ripped out and replaced. Then the whole process begins anew. Today, a growing number of viticulturists are moving away from return cuts and trying a new method of pruning that aims to ensure vines remain vital for decades to come.”
Burgundy producers are cautiously optimistic after torrential rain and damaging hail struck the region earlier this month, reports Vicki Denig in Wine-Searcher.
In SevenFifty Daily, Kelly Magyarics offers tips on how to navigate the world of wine allocations.
In the New Wine Review, Kristy Canterbury offers “the everything guide to wine auctions.”
In National Geographic, Julia Buckley explores Uruguay’s growing wine tourism industry.
In Club Oenologique, Annie B. Shapero puts together a drink lover’s guide to Orvieto.
WIRED Magazine reviews the Coravin.
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