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Carmignano, Tuscany (Wikimedia)

Carmignano, Tuscany (Wikimedia)

The Guardian shares that France is expecting its poorest grape harvest since 1945. “The French agriculture ministry said output was expected to total 37.2m hectolitres – 18% less than 2016 and 17% below the average over the past five years. The 2016 harvest was one of the poorest in 30 years.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss reflects on Carmignano wines’ rich and complex history and the region’s recent resurgence.

“Australia’s Treasury Wine pays $39 million to settle shareholder class action,” reports Reuters.

Wine-Searcher takes an international look at the 2017 harvest, focusing mostly on California.

In SevenFifty Daily, Kathryn Coker weighs in on how she balances five wine programs and the beverage budget for Rustic Canyon’s diverse restaurant group in Santa Monica, California.

On Tim Atkin’s site, Matt Walls focuses on floral wines. “Often these varieties have other quirks; they can be prone to low acidity or oily textures and these need to be managed by strong terroirs and capable winemakers. At the cheaper end, it’s easy to find bad examples of these grapes.”

Betrand Celce visits Sébastien David in the Loire and finds plenty to be impressed by in the cellars. “Sébastien David has what we can call deep roots in the grape-growing trade in this corner of Loire…”

In VinePair, Vicki Denig visits Les Vignerons Parisiens, the only urban winery in Paris.

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