Wine news August 8, 2016

Eric Asimov in the New York Times says great wine is not enough on the North Fork. "Despite the success of their wines, which have been served in elite New York restaurants including Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park and Roberta’s in Brooklyn, the Meadors are giving up on the North Fork, their dreams dashed by zoning laws and bureaucracy."

Africanews reports that Egypt is seeking to restore its wine industry. "Originally practiced under the pharaohs, large-scale winemaking is slowly rising as the country strives to win over international wine markets."

Quartz says there is no reason not to drink organic wine. "USDA-organic wines don’t contain sulfites, an important additive that helps stabilize wine and stop spoilage."

The Telegraph asks is it really worth decanting? "Many, particularly more expensive bottles, are sold too young on the high street and decanting them will  get the most from your money."

A cheaper version of the Coravin is being released reports Decanter. "Coravin believes millennials will benefit from its system based on research that this age group enjoys variety."

The Washington Post on a Virginia Pinot Noir that surprised at the International Pinot Noir Celebration. "With just two acres planted to vines at 1,800 feet above sea level on steep slopes northwest of Amherst, in the west-central area of the state, it occupies a site unusually suitable for pinot noir, with the altitude moderating Virginia’s heat and humidity."