Abruzzo’s climate is affected by both cooling breezes from its Adriatic coast and cool mountain weather from the Apennines.
Cork taint, oxidation, and Brettanomyces are three common faults afflicting the wine world.
The wine world is cyclical, and what comes out of fashion eventually comes back, if in a somewhat different form.
Oregon producers of affordable luxury wines see opportunity in the Canadian market.
German wines, especially Riesling, but also Pinot Noir aka Spätbugunder, enjoy popularity among the higher echelons of the hospitality industry and wine trade. Look for them on fine dining wine lists, where a sommelier can help with a selection.
Grenache Day sounds like a fake holiday dreamed up by a public relations firm eager for an excuse to peddle a client’s wares. But it’s not really, and it was conceived by a group of respected French producers.
The Donnafugata Passito Ben Rye is typically both very sweet and fresh and vibrant. Typical fruit notes range from orange and citrus through peaches and apricot.
Many excellent wines from the region are well under $20 and very good ones go for much less. This makes these white wines from Northern Portugal a pretty low risk venture and often well worth a try.
How much should a bottle of wine cost? As Marshall McLuhan answered the question of what is art: “anything you can get away with.”
Ontario wines have been described as “transatlantic,” somewhere between American and French sensibilities. Whatever they are, they’re having a moment.