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“The Trump administration slapped 25% tariffs on French wine, Italian cheese and single-malt Scotch whisky — but spared Italian wine, pasta and olive oil — in retaliation for European Union subsidies on large aircraft,” reports Reuters.
In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy looks at the recent, positive change in Chilean wines. “The style of many icon wines started to change in the last decade amid criticism from wine critics and consumers… In a land where cabernet used to be king (it still accounts for the majority of plantings), 88 other varieties are thriving, and the hot ones are cinsault, carignan, and grenache.)
Paul Adams delves into the science behind perceived minerality in wine in SevenFifty Daily.
In Wine-Searcher, James Lawrence looks on “the bright side” of climate change in European wine regions: “…a few members of the trade are looking on the bright side. They refuse to accept or endorse the doom mongering, the pessimism and the likely conclusion that our planet is fast approaching a point of no return. In the short term, at least, they believe climate change and rising temperatures have been, and will be good for business.”
In National Geographic, Alejandra Borunda looks at how climate change is changing French wine.
Sarah E. Daniels highlights Montreal’s best natural wine bars in Wine Enthusiast.
In the Manual, Mark Stock looks at why the beer world is embracing the term “terroir.”