Wine news August 25, 2017

The Drinks Business the discovery of a jar in Italy with traces of wine that is 6,000 years old. "However this latest discovery positions the start of Italy’s winemaking heritage even further back in history, indicating that the ability to make wine was acquired in at least 4,000BC – the Copper Age."

The Mercury News on how to get cheap wine at Napa's top wineries. "But the valley’s top wineries have a secret: Some also make wine under a “second label” that sells for significantly less dough."

Eater reports that blue wine is coming to the US. "After the initial U.S. launch, the team hopes to target New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Washington, and soon California and Nevada."

Decanter explores Oregon Gamay. "Oregon Gamay almost always ripens later than Pinot Noir while holding its acidity well. ‘We never have to acidulate’, attests Brad McLeroy of Ayres Vineyard, who is thinking of planting more acres."