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Is This Wine Dry? Alsace Label Laws Make it Clear | Wine News & Features

Is This Wine Dry? Alsace Label Laws Make it Clear | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

In a move that has been greeted with dismay by some producers, Alsace dry white wines will be obliged to carry the word "dry" on labels from the 2016 vintage.

The Association of Alsace Producers (AVA) reckons consumers are turning away from the region's wines because they are afraid of buying an off-dry or sweet wine when they wanted a dry one.

 
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Riesling: The Minority Report | Wine News & Features

Riesling: The Minority Report | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Riesling: The Minority Report,In his second column, Tim Atkin MW, wonders if riesling is set to remain a wine suited to "the happy few."
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The rise of Washington State

The rise of Washington State | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Today, Washington State’s wine industry is home to over 750 wineries and more than 40,000 acres of vines.

So, what was it that drove Gordon Estate and wineries like them to plant vines in Washington’s largely unchartered territory? And, why has its wine industry exploded at such as rapid rate over the last 30 years?

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