The polar vortex in North America earlier this year has all but wiped out the Merlot crop in Niagara, with Sauvignon Blanc also severely affected.
Stephanie de Boüard, of Château Angélus, believes it is her duty to shake things up a bit and make some changes at the St Emilion estate.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely planted grape variety, a recent study from the University of Adelaide has found.
Eric Asimov picks Champagnes for the holiday season, including one with “great finesse”, while Rebecca Murphy recommends “a great find for your holiday entertaining”.
Jon Bonné recommends a pink that is “as soulful as rosé gets” while Rebecca Murphy suggests “that we make a place at our table for an exciting new wine”.
This week’s wine picks in Asia include a “sumptuously flavoured and deeply layered Chardonnay,” a “deliciously crisp and elegant” sparkler and a “very seductive” red.
Victoria Moore wrote of her recommendation, “Champagnes this good don’t come along often”, while Matthew Jukes picked out a, “jaw-droppingly moreish wine”.
This week Fiona Beckett picks out a “pukka Prosecco”, Hamish Anderson recommends a “highly drinkable” Rioja and Matthew Jukes chooses “a very unusual wine indeed”.
This week’s Asian media wine recommendations include a “gorgeous, silky” white, a red with “gripping, sweet tannins” and a Champagne that is “excellent drinking now”.
In the US press this week the wine recommendations include a “game changer” white, a “viscerally delicious” red and an “outstanding” Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.
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