Sustainability in California, smoke taint takes center stage, and an enterprising wine thief. [level-members]
Can California wine be made sustainably? Decanter asks the questions and looks at water use, site selection, and varieties that can thrive under dry-farming.
In the shorter term, California also needs to address questions of smoke taint. Three articles we came across this past week:
Rapid Test Identifies Smoke Taint
North Coast Winemakers Clear the Air on Smoke Taint
Is that a Cabernet Franc in your pants or are you just happy to see me? The story of an enterprising wine thief.