For this Interim Issue, Burgundy reviewer William Kelley has veered off the beaten path for his report on Recent and Forthcoming Releases from the Côte Chalonnaise
in which he reviewed over 150 wines. Though many still dismiss the wines as “unglamorously rustic,” he explains that the time is ripe to think again. “Consumers willing to open their minds to the wines of the Côte Chalonnaise couldn’t have picked a better time, as there’s a lot to like in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 vintages.”
For those wanting something a bit less adventurous (but still exciting), this issue also includes a small but informative Preview of the 2017 Vintage in Burgundy
, with 30+ wines reviewed (or, previewed, really) to give readers an insight into the wines’ evolution—and into how they are assessed.
Meanwhile, Lisa Perrotti-Brown has been trekking around Sonoma, and now we can all enjoy the fruits of her labor, which include over 100 wine reviews in her Sonoma – Part Three report
. On top of that, she also provides some insight into that long-lingering question about the difference between Martinelli’s Jackass Vineyard and Jackass Hill, along with reviews of 25 wines (going all the way back to the 1993 vintage!), in her aptly titled report Martinelli – A Whole Other Level of Zin
Stephan Reinhardt’s latest Austria coverage—The Old Wachau?
—includes reviews of just under 20 wines tasted during VieVinum, the great international wine fair in Vienna's Hofburg.
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