Wine News 7-14 April

We came across some interesting stories in the press this week, so let’s crack on with the wine news!

Will sampling strips make it possible to know exactly what a wine tastes like before buying and opening the bottle? Beringer is giving it a try in a US supermarket chain.

UK wine merchant Majestic has bought Naked Wines for £70 million.

There’s a good article on the Academic Wino, especially if you’re interested in issues related to climate change and its effects on wine production: “Biochar as an Alternative to Irrigation in Extreme Drought Conditions.”

Vinepair featured a guide to the often-overlooked wines of Corsica.

Famille Hugel in Alsace is about to release its first Riesling named after a specific plot of the family’s grand cru terroir.

Decanter posted a good wine travel feature on Puglia.

And, finally, we came across a good collection of features on Chablis on the Saveur magazine website. There are articles on the food and people, a travel guide, and a set of recipes.

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