Some of the big news stories
in the wine world with links to the publishing
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in California ‘is a blessing’
(Decanter) 100mm of rain fall in less than
24 hours causes flooding and landslides, but
after 5 years of drought even this is
welcomed with only 17% of California now
classed as in drought compared to 95% a year
than Sugar for Wine
(Wine Searcher) Quercotriterpenosides are
8000 times sweeter than sugar and can be
released into wine from oak barrels, making
a completely dry wine taste sweeter than
for Lebanese Wine
(Wine Searcher) Traditionally the workhorse
grape of Lebanese wine the last few decades
have seen this grape fall out of favour, but
now it's making a comeback and is well
suited to the dry and hot Bekaa Valley.
Damages NZ Wine Regions
(Wine-Searcher) Waipara and Marlborough
regions take the brunt of the 7.8 Magnitude
quake with potentially billions of dollars
worth of damage.
Rhône reds - best in 55 years?
(Jancis Robinson.com) ....'never, ever
have we tasted such quality of juice. The
wines are both dense and fresh: the
perfection of their balance is astonishing.'
Luscious and tannic, they may need a few
years to soften.
Likely Star of Italy's 2016 Harvest
(Wine-Searcher) Sicily and Piedmont look to
have produced excellent quality wines from
2016, unlike many other regions where rain
at harvest time has given a "classic"
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