w/ Peter Marks, MW and Monika Vescovi, dipWSET
https://player.vimeo.com/video/568654577?badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479&h=6c10185491 Host: Christian OggenfussdipWSET and CEO, NVWA What we covered: Rioja DOCa is among the world’s top 5 classic wine regions; people have known the style and ageability of these Tempranillo-based blends since the mid-1800’s. This webinar explores how Rioja’s iconic style came to be, and how the Bodegas of the region have adapted to …
What we covered: Rioja is a region made famous by its blends of Tempranillo and other varieties, aged for long periods in oak.
Advances in viticulture, harvesting and winemaking – as well as climate change – have allowed Rioja’s growers and winemakers to single out the noble grape of Spain and its sister grapes, and make outstanding wines highlighting the terroir of the region.
Join Master of Wine Kryss Speegle in this tasting webinar as she discusses the varieties that grow in Rioja, where they grow and how viticulture knowledge has changed what is possible in one of the world’s top 5 wine regions. We will taste terroir specific Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha and Viura from specific areas. A wine kit is included in this webinar for qualified trade.
We also discussed:
— The new trend and new allowances of grape provenance vs wine style
–Grape and wine character through a wine kit
A preliminary estimate released by France’s agriculture ministry shows that the 2021 wine harvest will be one of the smallest in at least 50 years. The output is likely to decrease by 24% – 30% across France, said Agreste, France agriculture ministry statisticians. That means the average wine production in France may fall to between …
Climate change has affected the world’s most famous wine region – is that good or bad?
Learn how the Champagne region has modified the way it grows, produces, bottles, and exports its most prized asset. Instructor and Champagne expert Jess Helfand (Diploma WSET) guides us through everything from canopy management, harvest dates, bottle weight, and more.
Yes, we can tend to the planet while indulging in our favorite bubbly, and yes we can feel great about it!