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.
A “lush” Chardonnay made by “one of the most honoured winemakers in the world” and a crisp Riesling from New York’s Finger Lakes are among this week’s recommendations.
Bordeaux blanc performed best in a blind tasting of top-end oaked Sauvignon Blancs from around the world held in London last week.
Excitement about Tasmania is playing an important role in reinvigorating interest in the Australian wine industry as a whole, according to one producer.
New Zealand needs to focus on getting the message of its other grape varieties over to consumers thinks New Zealand Winegrowers CEO, Philip Gregan.
Brancott Estate is adding three new wines to its portfolio, including the New Zealand brand’s second Sauvignon Gris and an extra range called Terroir Series.
In the US press this week wine experts pick out their favourite wines and sparklers for “holiday entertaining”.
UK wine importer Bottle Green has launched a new brand of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the on-trade and independent sector.
Conditions are ripe for upmarket Australian wines to make progress in the UK, according to Voyager Estate’s sales & marketing manager Fiona Findlay.
Eric Asimov picks Champagnes for the holiday season, including one with “great finesse”, while Rebecca Murphy recommends “a great find for your holiday entertaining”.
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